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Dhaka to invite World Heritage Committee to the Sundarbans

Dhaka, Jul 10 – Bangladesh will invite World Heritage Committee (WHC) team to visit the Sundarbans and adjoining areas to prepare report on the environmental issue regarding the Rampal power plant, Prime Minister’s Energy Advisor Dr Tawfiq-e-Elahi Chowdhury said Wednesday. “We’ll fully cooperate with the WHC team although it wasn’t an obligation for Bangladesh to invite them,” he said while ... Read More »

Rampal power plant won’t harm Sundarbans: says Minister

Dhaka, Jun 18 (UNB)– The proposed coal-fired power plant adjacent to the Sundarbans will not do any harm to the world’s largest mangrove forest, claims Environment, Forest and Climate Change Minister Md Shahab Uddin. “Fears about damage to Sundarbans are unfounded,” he said a press briefing on World Environment Day at the Secretariat on Tuesday. He said that they visited ... Read More »

Give up Rampal power plant project: TIB urges govt

Dhaka, June 17 – Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) on Monday urged the government to stop all ‘controversial projects’ including Rampal power plant which might pose a threat to largest mangrove Sundarbans. Expressing concern over the UNESCO’s recent proposal of listing Sundarbans under the category of ‘World Heritage in Danger’, which will be placed at the 43rd session of the UNESCO ... Read More »

Place Sundarbans on ‘World Heritage in danger’ list: IUCN

Dhaka, June 15 – International Union for Conservation of Nature( IUCN), the official advisor on natural World Heritage, recommends for three natural sites, including the Sundarbans in Bangladesh, to be listed as “World Heritage in danger.” The other two sites are Mexico’s Islands and Protected Areas of the Gulf of California and the Ohrid region in North Macedonia. IUCN’s advice ... Read More »