Protest against Rampal power plant to save Sundarbans

Protest against Rampal power plant to save Sundarbans

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Leaders and activists of different Leftists parties on Friday staged a sit-in programme at the central Shaheed minar premises, demanding cancellation of all kinds of agreements including Rampal power plant project that will cause harm to the Sundarbans.Engineer Sheikh Mohammad Sahidullah, Convenour of the National Committee to Protect Oil, Gas, Mineral Resources, Power and Ports, inaugurated the programme.
Expressing his solidarity with the programme CPB president Mujahidul Islam Selim said that it has already been proven that the projected agreement will cause a lot of harm to the Sundarbans.
“We are not against the power plant project, we are fighting nothing but to protect our Sundarbans” he added.
He said that “I want both, the Sundarbans and the power plant that is why the Rampal power plant will be stopped by making changes of politics, if needed”.
Columnist Sayed Abul Moksud sid that the respective committee is representing the 16 core people of the country, who did not agree with the power plant project.
“This project is nothing but a conspiracy of few people against the whole nation and those who are involved with this, their name will be uttered with liberation war criminal Golam Ajom and so others” he said.
‘Even animals of Sundarbans would protest the Rampal project, if they were enabled” he added.
Prof Anu Muhammad, member secretary of the committee said that people from home and aboard are protesting against the devastating decision and our demand is very clear that there will be no power plant project causing harm to the Sundarbans.
He also urged all to participate in the protest programme in their respective areas to save the world’s largest mangrove forest.
After the programme they arranged an open canvas on the left side of Shaheed minar so that people can write down their comments in it.
Among other organizations, Bangladesh Samajtantrik Dol, Bangladesh Communist party, Bangladesh Workers party, Gonoshonghoti Andolon, Biplabi workers party and Gonotantrik Bam Morcha participated at the programme.
A Bangladeshi-India joint venture company signed an agreement with India’s state-run Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd on July 12, 2016 paving the way for the start of construction of the much-debated Rampal coal power plant.
The construction for the project is to start within three to four months. The plant is expected to go into commercial production by July 2019.
Green activists and left political parties of the country demand that the government scrap the agreement of installing a power plant in Rampal as it is likely to destroy the Sundarbans, the world’s largest mangrove forest.-DU Correspondent

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