Thursday, February 29, 2024

Damaged Chittagong embankment poses danger

About one crore people living in the coastal belt of Chittagong, including 50 lakh in the city area alone, are exposed to cyclone and tidal surges, as the long embankment from Patenga to Sitakunda has been damaged in many places. The same goes for the embankment between Banshkhali and Anwara. It is allowing high-tide water ... Read more

Deforestation causes embankment erosion in Sitakunda

Rampant deforestation on the coastal green belt at Sonaichhari union of Chittagong’s Sitakunda upazila for establishing ship breaking yards is causing the breakdown of the union’s embankment. Subsequently seawater from the Bay of Bengal is inundating the adjoining villages at every high tide, causing immense suffering to the residents. Nityananda Jaladas, resident of one of ... Read more

Ship-breaking yard in Ctg fined, sued

Probe begins A day after the death of four workers from toxic gas at the Jiri Subedar Steel Re-rolling Mills of Sitakunda, the Department of Environment (DoE) yesterday fined it Tk 25 lakh for not having proper safety measures in its ship-breaking yard. Local police the same day filed a case against four of its ... Read more

New scrap shipyards near Sundarbans

Govt eyes Baleshwar river bank in Barguna; environmentalists decry  Although the Sitakunda ship breaking yards in Chittagong continue to wreak havoc on the environment, the government nonetheless plans to allow new yards on the bank of the Baleshwar river in Patharghata upazila of Barguna district. A team of top officials from different departments, led by ... Read more