Md Ziaul Haque, the director of Air Quality Management at the Department of Environment, talks with Naznin Tithi of The Daily Star about the factors behind severe air pollution in the country and why concerted efforts are needed from all ministries and government agencies concerned to fight it.
Every time there is a major road accident, some issues inevitably come to the fore: either the vehicles involved do not have the required documents or the drivers are without valid licences or both.
Crash figures from May show alarming lack of efforts from Bangladesh authorities
Authorities must wake up from their perpetual slumber and address the anarchy in the transport sector
Over 74,000 registered buses, trucks and other commercial vehicles are past their economic lifespan set by the government.
Eid vacations in Bangladesh are a time of joy and celebration with family, but it can also quickly take a turn for worse owing to the risky journey back home.
Road crash data from two government agencies does not match and this could lead to problems in making informed decisions on road safety
Govt must fully implement road safety act, prevent crashes during upcoming Eid rush
Most vehicles involved in recent major and sensational road crashes did not have the required documents, including valid fitness certificates, or their drivers were without a valid licence.