DoE for removal of CCC-owned filling station within 30 days
Department of Environment (DoE) headquarters in Dhaka yesterday served Chittagong City Corporation (CCC) a notice to remove its CNG filling station from the Premier University Campus within next 30 working days.
Director (enforcement) Mohammad Munir Chowdhury of DoE issued the notice as part of the ongoing drive against the environmental pollution in the port city and Chittagong district.
The CNG filling station adjacent to CCC run Premier University building at Dampara had been posing a high risk of accident to several hundred students, said the notice adding it is also causing health hazards.
The station also did not have environmental certificate as required under Bangladesh Environment Protection Act, it said.
As per the notice, if the station is not removed within the given time, the DoE would seize the installation and its equipment alongside realising compensation, told Munir Chowdhury to The Daily Star last evening.
The DoE team during the same drive realised Tk 50,000 from MB Corporation for causing noise pollution at Halishahar and directed the owner to remove the commercial establishment from the residential area within next 30 days.
The team also directed to shift Chistia Paper Board Mill elsewhere from Khulshi area by September 1 as it is running without environmental certificate and a poultry farm from Nasirabad residential area within next seven days.