Government must push through vital measures for results
Authorities must take action against those destroying forests
While Bangladesh has been doing quite well in adapting to climate change, there is still a long way to go with not much time to waste. Serious actions need to be taken urgently to boost the country’s resilience.
The landscape and ecosystem in Tangail are under threat as “influential people” are flattening hillocks, which are a geological feature of parts of the district.
Three labourers, including a woman, were killed in a landslide while cutting a hill to dig a drain in Ghumdhum area of Naikhongchhari upazila yesterday.
Uttaran cooperative housing society, with powerful people as its members, has flattened around 150 acres of hilly land and cut down thousands of trees in Kolatoli of Cox's Bazar town for its housing estate.
Hill cutting for illegal establishments is one of the key reasons behind the recent series of landslides in Rangamati, the worst in a decade that killed at least 120 people. Even after the landslides, many such dangerous and risky establishments have been found in the district.