Wednesday, February 20, 2019 | ePaper

Readers’ Forum

  • Print
A dust-free Dhaka
The city dwellers in Dhaka encouter numerous problems everyday including traffic jam, unsafe water and water scarcity, load shedding, etc. Nowadays, we are experiencing an extreme level of dust pollution mainly due to ongoing construction projects across the city. In the absence of effective coordination among urban agencies such as Rajuk and the city coporations, the problem has become acute.
According to a recent study, the highest level of particulate matter (PM-10), commonly known as dust, during the last dry season in Dhaka was 499 ugm/m3, whereas the permissible level is 150 ugm/m3 as set in the Environment Conservation Rules 1997. The authorities concerned are perhaps trying, but the reality is that Dhaka is undergoing constant construction and reconstruction projects throughout the entire year.
We should curb dust pollution by forcing the constructors to take measures so that dust remains around the construction area only. We hope that the authorities will come up with a detailed plan on how to curb dust pollution in Dhaka.
Md Delwar Hossain Shohag
By e-mail

More News For this Category

Unwanted delay in relocating chemical warehouses from Dhaka

The authorities' decision to relocate chemical warehouses from the Dhaka city's densely populated old part to Keraniganj has been facing bureaucratic tangle for nine years since 2010. The decision

Prevent gas cylinder and pipeline explosions

GAS explosion has become very common in the country nowadays. Even if someone escapes death, the victim has to suffer burn injury or loss of valuable organs. The authorities

Readers’ Forum

Ban coaching and tutorship :The High Court has recently ruled in favour of a government directive that banned school teachers - both governmental and non-governmental - from owning or

Gender bias is no laughing matter for workers

Susan Krauss :There is no reason that the same jokes, whether told by a male or female, should have the same impact on those hearing them. There are many

Amar Ekushey: Its significance and glory

Rayhan Ahmed Topader :Bangladesh got better prestige and glory when UNESCO declared 21st February as the International Mother Language Day. It is also making significant strides towards peace, progress

Include experts to bring discipline on roads

THE authorities concerned on Sunday constituted a 15-member committee with the inclusion of former minister, who was widely blamed for deliberately taking the side of unruly transport workers in

Not memorization, students need analytical involvement

ABOUT one lakh students have applied to the Directorate of Primary Education (DPE) of the Primary and Mass Education Ministry for reexamination of their results, claiming that justice will

Readers’ Forum

A heroic death :On 18 February each year, I cannot help my tears coming out from the eyes, as on this day about 49 year ago, Dr. Shamsuzzoha, Reader

Smokers are actually losing place

Mathew Litty :I have heard many people say that smoking gives some sort of relief. This is despite us knowing that smoking is bad for our health. After being

Machine learning 'causing science crisis'

Pallab Ghosh :Machine-learning techniques used by thousands of scientists to analyse data are producing results that are misleading and often completely wrong. Dr Genevera Allen from Rice University in