Posts Tagged ‘environment’

Sunday, January 18th, 2015

In defence of national and environmental interest

Phulbari is not a controversy. It is the name and symbol of a successful resistance by community people threatened with displacement by a proposed open-pit coal mine by GCM Resources in 5,600 hectares of land (including arable land with high cropping intensity) in four thanas of Dinajpur. Open mining Read More…

Thursday, November 6th, 2014

Which will win? Sundarban or harmful projects?

RECENTLY, Bangladesh hosted a three day international conference on tiger conservation in Dhaka. Delegates from 13 tiger range countries attended the conference that began on September 14. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, in her inaugural speech, stated that her “government will do everything for conservation of the tigers.” These words 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…

Monday, June 17th, 2013

Rampal Coal-Fired Power Plant: Who gains, who loses?

WHO does not know that Bangladesh needs more electricity for its economy to grow? Who does not know that every economic opportunity comes with an environmental cost, be it high or low, visible or less visible? But does this knowledge really leave us with no choice when Bangladesh signs Read More…

Monday, May 27th, 2013

Rampal Electricity Project: An Invitation to a Development Disaster

Recently, Bangladesh Power Development Board and the National Thermal Power Corporation of India signed a contract to build, under joint venture, the 1320MW Rampal Coal Fired Power Plant near the Sundabans. This is an invitation to a developmental disaster, one which can help destroy one of the world’s natural Read More…

Monday, May 27th, 2013

Toward environmental self- destruction

Sadiqur Rahman of New Age learns from reports and experts about the environmental and ecological threat the Rampal power plant project poses to Sundarban and adjoining areas and which the government is stubborn at overlooking

On April 20, Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB) and Indian National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) Read More…