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3 shipyards fined for violating rules

  • Published at 11:23 am September 11th, 2020
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File photo of workers at a ship-breaking yard Mehedi Hasan/Dhaka Tribune

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.

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