Posts Tagged ‘coal’

Monday, November 3rd, 2014

Artists, musicians, writers protest government plans for massive coal plant in the Sundarbans

Over the weekend, Bangladeshi artists performed plays, sang songs, and recited poetry all in a bid to protect the Sundarbans—the world’s biggest mangrove forest—from the threat of a massive coal plant. Construction is already under way on the hugely controversial Rampal coal plant, a 1,320 megawatt plant set Read More…

Thursday, October 30th, 2014

NFF & DMF of India issued letter to Indian Govt to stop collaboration in Rampal Project

In solidarity of the on going struggle against NTPC & BPDB’s joint venture- Rampal Coal Power Plant near Sundarbans in Bangladesh, National Fishworkers’ Forum (NFF) & Dakshinbanga Matsyajibi Forum, (DMF) of India had issued a letter to Prime Minister, Minister of State (independent charge) of Ministry of Power & Read More…

Saturday, October 4th, 2014

Stop corporate plunder of the energy and power sector in Bangladesh

A packed meeting in Tower Hamlets heard the secretary of the Committee to Protect Oil Gas and Natural Resources in Bangladesh, professor Anu Muhammad, who was visiting the UK, condemn the corporate plunder of Bangladesh by companies like the UK based Global Coal Management Resources (GCM).
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Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

Phulbari Day: Celebrating people’s power

Every year since 2006, people of Bangladesh observe the 26th of August as ‘Phulbari Day’. This is a day to remember people’s resistance against an open pit mining project proposed by Asia Energy; to celebrate people’s power and people’s resistance against plunder and destruction; a challenge against anti-people ‘development’ Read More…

Sunday, August 10th, 2014

Barapukuria open pit mining: How feasible?

An article by mining engineer Mr. Mushfiqur Rahman, titled ‘Open Pit Mine Development in Barapukuria,’ was published in The Daily Star on July 14. Mr. Rahman referred to an interim report of the Institute of Water Modeling (IWM) on ‘Hydrological study and ground water modeling for the northern part Read More…

Saturday, July 26th, 2014

Phulbari Coal:Hydrogeological environment not favourable for open pit mining

Asia Energy proposed to extract about 10-15 million tons of coal from Phulbari coal field adopting open-pit mining from final depth of 250 to 300 meters by removing 4400 million tons of overburden (rock, sand, mud, soil) covering an area of about 5.2 sqkm throughout the life of the Read More…

Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

Bad deals make Bangladesh vulnerable

THE government of Bangladesh seems determined to carry out the big projects and stick to the decisions that were criticised and opposed by a significant number of people from different sections of the society, including independent experts. The government is not only ignoring expert opinion and popular protest against Read More…

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