CHATTOGRAM: The Department of Environment (DoE) fined a steel factory Tk 10 lakh for polluting air in the city’s Nasirabad Industrial area on Monday.
DoE Chattogram Metro Director Md Nurullah Noori awarded the financial penalty to ‘Saleh Steel Limited’ after a hearing at his office. He also instructed to modernise the air treatment plant of the factory to reduce air pollution, said a press release.Mentionable, the factory was also fined Tk 3.5 lakh for air pollution last year.
On the other hand, DoE fined Tk 12,000 to five shop owners and seized 800 kilograms of banned polythene from the city’s Bahoddarhat Kitchen Market on Monday.
DoE Executive Magistrate Shahrin Ferdousi conducted the drive while DoE Inspector Md Shaon Shawkat was also present.