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12:00 AM, March 05, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 01:35 AM, March 05, 2019

33 brick kilns fined in two months

Thirty-three brick kilns across Barishal division were fined Tk 15,55,000 by the Department of Environment (DoE) in the last two months.

The authorities also filed 31 cases and sentenced two persons to three months in jail for setting up brick kilns without obtaining environmental clearances and using illegal methods that pollute the environment, said Abdul Halim, director of DoE in Barishal.

In January this year, six brick kilns were fined Tk 1,90,000 and in February 27 ones were fined  Tk 13,65,000, DoE sources said.

At least 103 out of total 245 brick kilns in six districts of Barishal division are being operated illegally, according to DoE sources.  

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