Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Wetland Destruction : Dhaka faces disaster

Fear urban planners The ongoing reckless destruction of wetlands in and around the capital will lead to environmental disasters and urban flooding, said urban planners at a workshop yesterday. Dhaka will face a large scale disaster if water bodies, canals and ponds are destroyed through earth filling at the present rate, said Prof Sarwar Jahan ... Read more

HC ‘no’ ignored

Wetland Filling HC ‘no’ ignored Rajuk has apparently failed to stop developers of illegal private housing schemes from destroying wetlands and floodplains around the capital despite a High Court order issued to this effect around two years ago. A powerful political clique has been lobbying hard for the real estate developers to ensure the Rajdhani ... Read more

Ministry goes soft on realtor

Wetland Filling Ministry goes soft on realtor Slashes Tk 45 lakh off Tk 50 lakh fine The environment ministry has mysteriously waived Tk 45 lakh from a penalty of Tk 50 lakh slapped on the developer of illegal housing scheme Ashiyan City for destroying nature. In addition, it ordered the Department of Environment (DoE) for ... Read more