Six washing factories and one plastic factory were closed down
Department of Environment (DoE) has sealed off six washing factories and one plastic factory in Dhaka's Badda area for operating without an Effluent Treatment Plant (ETP) and for polluting the environment.
A team of DoE, led by Director of Monitoring and Enforcement Rubina Ferdousi, conducted drives in Badda's Satarkul area on Wednesday and shut down the factories, a press release issued by the DoE said.
The seven factories are Ashraf washing plant, Prime washing plant, Mayer Dowa washing plant, Star washing (the Shahin design), Sumon washing plant, Shining washing plant and Tejo plastic factory.
The team also cut off the electricity lines of these factories with the help of Dhaka Electricity Supply Company (Desco).
Rubina Ferdousi said these factories have been continuing their production without ETP and producing harmful liquid waste for a long time.
“Further drives against such factories will be continued, and production in dyeing factories will not be allowed without an Effluent Treatment Plant (ETP) to stop pollution,” she said.
She also claimed that these factories were served show cause notices several times in the past, but the factories’ owners did not pay any heed to the notices.
Owners of these factories have been asked to be present at a hearing at the DoE on Sunday.