Raise voice against Rampal project: CPB

Dhaka,  Sun,  04 December 2016
Published : 23 Nov 2016, 00:11:39

Raise voice against Rampal project: CPB

Communist Party of Bangladesh (CPB) urged people on Tuesday to raise their voice against the proposed coal-based Rampal power plant, reports UNB.

The left-leaning party came up with the call at a street rally at Paltan intersection.

CPB leaders Ruhin Hossain Prince, Musleah Uddin, Jahid Hossain Khan, Sekandar Hayet, Manabendra Dev and Delwar Hossain, among others, spoke at the really. The CPB leaders said it is the duty of all to save the world's largest mangrove forest Sundarbans as it protects the coastal people.

They said the Sundarbans is a Unesco world heritage site and the nature will lose an unique ecosystem and biodiversity if the forest is destroyed.Unesco has already voiced concern over the construction of Rampal power plant and that is why the government should relocate it to another place from Bagerhat, they said.

Meanwhile, BNP standing committee member Dr Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain said there is no logic behind setting up Rampal power plant except satisfying India.

He made the remark while addressing a seminar, 'Rampal Power Plant Construction-Sundarbans Facing Challenges', organised by All Community Forum (ACF) at the National Press Club in the city on Tuesday.
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