Streamline ship breaking industry [Bangladesh]

Author: Daily Star [Bangladesh], Published on: 27 February 2010

The ship breaking sector is running in a free-for-all style with no legal framework in place to make the parties concerned accountable to any authority...The ship breaking yards...have been under the scrutiny of the human and child rights organisations and the media for a long time...there have been many incidents of explosion leading to death and maiming of workers...The urgency expressed by the Bangladesh Environment Lawyers Association (BELA) for the prime minister to enact laws to bring the ship breaking industry under a legal framework is not only timely, it is extremely vital for...human health and overall environment.

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