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BNP expects PM to roll back Rampal project


Dhaka: BNP on Friday hoped Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will come up with an announcement at her Saturday’s press conference that no power plant to be set up within 25 kms of the Sundarbans.
“We’re happy that the Prime Minister is going to hold a press conference over the Rampal power plant issue. We now hope she’ll surely declare tomorrow (Saturday) her decision of not allowing the power plant within 25 kms of the Sundarbans, as it has become a national demand,” said BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir. UNB News Agency Reported.
He expressed the anticipation at a press briefing at BNP’s Nayapaltan central office.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will hold the press conference on the proposed coal-fired power plant at Rampal near the Sundarbans at 4pm on Saturday at her official residence Gonobhaban.
The 1,320-megawat power plant project is a joint venture of Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB) and the National Thermal Power Corporation Limited of India under the name of Bangladesh-India Friendship Power Company.
Earlier on Wednesday, BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia at a press conference termed the proposed Rampal coal-fired power plant project ‘anti-people, illogical’ and ‘unprofitable’ one, and urged the government to take steps for scraping it.
She also urged people to raise their voice against the move to implement the project near the world’s largest mangrove forest Sundarbans.


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