Tanners to buy rawhide from Saturday
Bangladesh Tanners Association (BTA) has decided to buy rawhide from Saturday at the government request.
BTA president Md Shahin Ahmed this afternoon said, "We'll start purchasing rawhide from August 17 at the request of the Commerce Ministry," reports a Bangla online news portal.
Earlier at a press conference this morning, Shahin announced to purchase hide from August 20.
A handout, signed by Commerce Ministry public relations officer Md Abdul Latif Bakshi this afternoon, said the association will begin buying rawhide immediately at fixed price on request of the ministry.
This year, there are allegations that rawhide is not being sold at the price fixed by the government.
The stockists stopped buying hides accusing the tannery owners of not paying arrears that created the crisis.