Thursday, November 1st, 2012

Summary of the Report of the Expert Committee Headed by Prof. Nurul Islam to Evaluate Feasibility Study Report and Scheme of Development of the Phulbari Coal Project

An expert committee, headed by Prof. Md. Nurul Islam, Director, Institute of Appropriate Technology, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, was formed on 17/11/2005 by the Government of Bangladesh (GOB). The terms of reference of the Committee were as follows:

  1. 1) To determine the acceptability of the facts and proposals, to analyze the technical factors and to make suggestions about taking the required steps about the environment, after meticulously examining and evaluating the Feasibility Study Report and Scheme of Development of the Phulbari Coal Project, submitted by Messieurs Asia Energy Corporation, (Bangladesh) Pvt. Ltd. (AEC).
  2. 2) To make suggestions on appropriate methods of coal mining considering the geological conditions, underground water management and socioeconomic and environmental conditions.
  3. 3) To identify the significant aspects of the Feasibility Study Report and Scheme of Development of the Phulbari Coal Project, submitted by Messieurs Asia Energy Corporation, (Bangladesh) Pvt. Ltd. (AEC).
  4. 4) And, to make recommendations on relevant matters. (REC, pg..1)

The summary of the report can be downloaded from here: Summary of Expert Committee Report 2006