About 100 million people will be affected due to Rooppur nuclear power plant project, said Prof Anu Muhammad at a programme in Natore yesterday.
People living in the area stretching around 100km will be at risk of being in danger, said Anu Muhammad, also member secretary of National Committee to Protect Oil, Gas, Power, Ports and Mineral Resources.
He was addressing a seminar titled “Will the Rampal and Rooppur power plant protect public interest?”, organised by Natore unit of the committee, at Victoria Public Library in the district.
These projects will serve foreign interests, said the noted economist. Although the national committee is repeatedly alerting the government of possible danger, they are not paying any heed, he said.
Lokman Hossain Badal, general secretary of Workers Party of Bangladesh; and Ansar Ali Dulal, district unit president of Revolutionary Workers Party, among others, spoke on the occasion.