Legal action will be taken against the owners if they fail to pay the fine
The Department of Environment (DoE) has fined three ship-breaking yards in Sitakunda upazila of Chittagong district Tk 90,000 for flouting conditions and polluting the environment.
A mobile court, led by the DoE, on Thursday fined Pacific Steel Enterprise Tk30,000, HM Steel Industries Tk40,000 and Janata Steel Ship-breaking Yard Tk20,000 for violating the conditions of their environment clearance certificates, a DoE handout, signed by Moazzem Hossain, director of its Chittagong region said
Legal action will be taken against the owner of the three ship-breaking yards if they fail to pay the fine, the handout said.
Earlier, the DoE fined four other ship-breaking yards Tk45,000 for breaching rules.