PM’s briefing on Rampal power plant Saturday

PM’s briefing on Rampal power plant Saturday


Dhaka -Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will hold a press briefing on Saturday on the proposed coal-fired power plant at Rampal near the Sundarbans.
The press briefing will be held at 4 pm her official residence Gonobhaban.

The 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.
The construction of the power plant has become a controversial issue as the mangrove forest is situated about 14 kilometres away from the proposed 1,320-megawatt power plant site.
Environment experts warned that the power project would bring more harm to the country than good, destroying the World Heritage site, since the climate, topography, land use pattern, wetlands, floral and faunal diversity and quality of air and water in the Sundarbans will be affected due to the power plant. -UNB


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