Posts Tagged ‘power’

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, 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…

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…

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…

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