Tuesday, March 20, 2018 | ePaper

Readers’ Forum

  • Print
Preventing landslide-deaths

More than 150 people have been killed in the past two days in the CHT due to the incessant rainfall, including four army personnel. Several others are injured.
The vulnerable people of these areas build makeshift houses without taking any permission from authorities. But the government also lacks proper plans and policies regarding the building of houses or makeshifts in the hill tracts. Tragedies such as these occur because there aren't enough rehabilitation facilities. Strong punishments for building houses in forbidden areas aren't in place and the government does not follow up on the repercussions of natural disasters until casualty figures rise to alarming levels.
The deaths of these innocent people will be the subject of much discussion in talk shows and media reports over the next few days. We extend our condolences to family members of the deceased.
We doubt whether it will lead to any sustainable solution for the problem. Will proper landslide prevention facilities be put in place now, to protect the lives of those who live in the hill tracts?

Md Abdur Rashid
Agargaon, Dhaka

More News For this Category

India`s push for duty-free import

 MEDIA reports said India is pushing for duty-free import of Thermo-Mechanically Treated bars from India for use in Rampal Coal Fired Power Plant at Bagerhat -- a joint venture

Bangabandhu in satellite era

THE country's first ever-satellite -- Bangabandhu-1 is ready for launch and likely to be sent into orbit next month. It is a defining moment for the country to enter

Emerging economies do matter most

Rachel Kyte :Representing 80% of the global economy, what the leading industrialised and emerging economies of the G20 do - individiually and collectively - matters.More than two years into the

China and Europe can work together on the Belt and Road Initiative

Ambassador Zhang Ming :Last month, I had my first Chinese Spring Festival celebration in Brussels. It was unforgettable to see Chinese lanterns illuminating the Grand Place, the world's most beautiful

Minding the gaps at the 'Global Education & Skills Forum'

Raj Kumar :A child entering school today will graduate in 2030, just as the Sustainable Development Goals reach their final milestone. That is, if we're thinking of one of the

Readers’ Forum

Fitness for CNG-run autorickshawsRecently, I have witnessed a terrible incident at the turning point near Jahangir Gate, while passing through the old airport road. The driver of a nearby CNG-run

Torture is not police power it is unconstitutional

EIGHT members of Barisal Metropolitan Police (BMP) have been closed on charge of  arresting and torturing a local correspondent of DBC television on Tuesday last. The policeman; who mainly

Rakhinization to put the last nail to Rohingyas fate

MEDIA reports on Saturday said the Myanmar government has started a Rakhinization programme in areas mostly cleared by its Rohingya Muslim residents. It appears they have started the rehabilitation

Water stress poses greatest threat

Sopho Kharazi :This year, World Water Day, celebrated annually on 22 March, is themed "Nature for Water", examining nature-based solutions (NBS) to the world's water problems.The campaign - "The Answer

Financing sustainable growth

Eleni Choidas, ShareAction :The Commission launched this month its Action Plan for Financing Sustainable Growth which marks the culmination of an arduous three-year journey. A mere mention of green bonds