Posts Tagged ‘plant’

Tuesday, March 29th, 2016

“Bangladesh Government tried to control and manipulate UNESCO mission trip and to make it one-sided”

National Committee Convener Engineer Sheikh Muhammad Shaheedullah and Member Secretary Professor Anu Muhmmad made a statement today on UNESCO team visit to save Sundarban as follows:

“On March 22nd, a three member UNESCO team arrived in Bangladesh. Their task was to inspect the impact of Rampal Power Plant and of 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…

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013

Bangladesh plans massive coal plant in world’s biggest mangrove forest

This is an expanded version of an article that ran on Yale e360 on October 29th, 2013: A Key Mangrove Forest Faces Major Threat from a Coal Plant.

Bengal tiger in the Sundarbans mangrove forest. Photo by: Steve Winter/National Geographic and Panthera.

On October 22nd Bangladeshi and Indian officials Read More…

Tuesday, September 17th, 2013

Protests over Bangladesh power plant near tiger reserve

The Bangladesh government is pressing ahead with the construction of a £1m coal-based power plant 14 kilometres from the world’s largest mangrove forest.

Environmental activists are concerned that the plant will damage the Sundarbans National Park, a Unesco world heritage site and one of the largest reserves for the Bengal Read More…

Monday, September 16th, 2013

Protest Meeting Against Rampal Power Plant in London

Bangladesh Government is going ahead to set up a coal fired power plant very close vicinity of the Shundarban, the world’s largest mangrove forest. This is an India-Bangladesh joint venture the 1320 MW Rampal coal fired power plant. Shundarban is under threat as Rampal power plant will emit huge Read More…

Sunday, September 8th, 2013

How The Rampal Coal Power Plant Will Destroy The Sundarbans

Land acquisition order to setup a 1320 MW coal based thermal power plant in Rampal near Sudarbans, the largest Mangrove Forest of the world and a world heritage site declared by UNSECO, was issued on 27 December 2010. The Joint venture agreement to set up the power plant was 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…