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CEPZ modernises water removing system

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 24th April, 2022 07:57:00 PM
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Chittagong Export Processing Zone (CEPZ) has installed modern technology in the central treatment system to remove polluted water from the plant.

The Chittagong Waste Treatment Plant (CWTP) installed the system by as Bangladesh Export Processing Zones Authority (BEPZA) designated responsibility for Central Effluent Treatment Plant (CETP) in 2008, said a news release on Sunday.

CWTP's CEO Md Ariful Haque Talukdar said the company brings modern technology and foreign machines for the plant to ensure industry-friendly environment.

 The company formally started rendering services in 2012 and only five industries initially listed for this service. "When the news of the qualitative service of the CWTP spread; many foreign companies enlisted under this service,” he said.

At present 139 factories of Chittagong EPZ are utising the system that helps to rank fourth in the world with the best economic potential out of 700 world economic zones.

Ariful said the treatment system in the EPZ was mainly taken to ensure the people's good health, the responsibility towards environment and the industrial workers.

"Our main job is to purify contaminated water. We purify the polluted water of EPZ factories from certain canals and discharge it into the sea. As per the policy of the Department of Environment, we treat the contaminated water of the factory through effluent treatment," he said.

The company world class technology and chemicals to purify the water with capacity of refining 45 thousand cubic meters water per day.

“We are now treating 15,000 cubic meters water per day," he added.

The CETP is running in many EPZs of the country. However, the flagship company of Singapore has been providing services to almost 100 per cent of Dhaka EPZ's industrial network and Sigma Engineering Central of Bangladesh is providing effluent treatment services at Cumilla EPZ.

Around 90 per cent of the industrial establishments of the CEPZ are under our service; according to the officials. The CWTP chief executive requested the government to prove opportunity to serve other economic zones with our long experience and capability.