Thursday, December 14, 2017 | ePaper

Govt hiding info on Rampal: Sultana

  • Print
UNB, Dhaka :
National Committee to Protect Sundarbans Convenor Sultana Kamal has alleged the government is hiding the correct information about the Rampal coal-fired power plant project from the public.
Addressing a press conference at Dhaka Reporters Unity on Wednesday, she said the government has been making untrue statements regarding the proposed Rampal plant at home and abroad.
Criticising the government for allowing the Indian Exim Bank to finance it, she said the bank has been financing the project ignoring all norms and regulations.
"This money they are spending is not from their pocket. It is from the deposits of their people which is being spent for destroying Sundarbans. This is clearly a betrayal of deposit," she said.
She alleged the government is not providing the correct information about the deal signed with the Indian Exim Bank for Rampal project. "From the statements of the government it seems they will inject poison into our body and then they will take the measures as well so that it will not harm our body," she said.
The press conference was also addressed, among others, by Dhaka University's Prof Badrul Imam, Prof MM Akash, National Committee to Protect Sundarbans' member secretary Dr. Abdul Matin and member Sharif Jamil.
US-resident Indian coal expert Ranjit Shah, appearing in the conference through Skype, said it's a totally wrong idea that a coal-fired power plant will not be harmful for the environment. He referred to his long working experience in 50 coal-fired power plants in this regard.

More News For this Category

BISE Chairman asked to form managing body

Staff Reporter  :The Education Ministry has asked the chairman of Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education, Dhaka to form the managing committee for Lakehead Grammar School comprising Army official

Robber' killed in city gunfight

UNB, Dhaka :A suspected robber was killed in a reported gunfight with police in Tejgaon area of the capital early Tuesday.The deceased was identified as Abdullah, 31, son of

Man commits suicide in city

UNB, Dhaka :A young man allegedly committed suicide by shooting himself at his resident in capital's Merul Badda area on Tuesday evening. The deceased was identified as Md Uzzal,

HC warns ADC, UNO for abuse of power

UNB, Dhaka :The High Court on Wednesday asked authorities concerned for not posting the additional deputy commissioner (ADC) of Laxmipur and Sadar UNO in such places where they cannot

Fire originated from low quality gas cylinder

Staff Reporter  :A passenger bus caught fire on the Moghbazar flyover in the city on Wednesday afternoon. However, no one was injured in the incident, fire service official said.

2 killed in Rajshahi road crash

2 killed in Rajshahi road crash

UNB, Rajshahi :Two people were killed and 20 others injured in a road accident in Matikata area on Dhaka-Rajshahi highway in Godagari upazila on Wednesday morning.One of the deceased

No extra fee for SSC, HSC exams: HC

Staff Reporter :The High Court on Wednesday ordered the educational institutions not to charge any additional fee fromthe candidates of Secondary School Certificate (SSC) and Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC)

Time running out to meet climate goals: UN

UNB, Dhaka :The clock is ticking on efforts to reform the buildings and construction sector's energy performance and keep the Paris Agreement on track, a new UN-backed research has

9 arrested over question paper leakage in Munshiganj

Staff Reporter :Police on Wednesday arrested nine persons in connection with the question paper leakage of class II-IV in Munshiganj district.As per instruction of Deputy Commissioner of Munshiganj Sayla

BCL school bodies superstructure of terrorism: BNP

UNB, Dhaka :BNP on Wednesday alleged that Awami League's student body Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) is forming its committee at the school level to build the 'superstructure of terrorism'