Honking a major sound polluter
Horns are a major cause of hearing loss among Dhaka residents. Despite the ban on hydraulic horns, noise pollution couldn't be curbed as laws remain ineffective. Speakers at a roundtable yesterday raised the issue and stressed on effective measures from law enforcers as well as public awareness.
Bangla daily Prothom Alo and Uber Bangladesh jointly organised the discussion at the Bangla daily's office in the capital.
Among others, Syed Nurul Islam, joint commissioner (traffic-south) of DMP; Fahmida Khatun, executive director of CPD; Syeda Rizwana Hasan, chief executive of Bela; Prof Syed Abdul Hamid of DU's institute of health economics at DU; Kamal UA Chowdhury, chairman of DU's clinical psychology department; Ahmad Kamruzzaman Majumder, founder director of Center for Atmospheric Pollution Studies; Dr Md Shahid Uz Zaman, founder and executive director of ESDO, and Armanur Rahman, country head, Uber Bangladesh, were present at the event. Abdul Qayyum, associate editor of Prothom Alo, gave the opening speech at the event, moderated by Firoz Choudhury, assistant editor of the newspaper.