Chattogram Bureau, bdnews24.com
Published: 2019-05-23 04:07:48 BdST
The company, sprawled over a 10,000 square feet area, was building vessels without prior clearance from the DoE.
“The chemical wastes emitted from the plant were dumped on the Karnaphuli River, which is a threat to the biodiversity. That’s why Karnaphuli Dry Dock was penalised,” DoE Assistant Director Muktadir Hasan told bdnews24.com on Wednesday.
Karnaphuli Dry Dock, owned by Abdur Rashid, is located on the bank of the river at Badolpura under Karnaphuli Upazila.
The DoE asked representatives of the company to appear in its office for a hearing after a complaint against the firm was lodged two months ago.
The company was fined after the third round of hearing, and ordered to pay by June 12, said Muktadir.
Chief Executive of the company, Reaz Hasan Khandker, was present at the hearings.