The National River Conservation Commission has decided not to publish a list of 37,000 new encroachers of 48 rivers and the environment activists say protecting their identities is tantamount to siding with the grabbers.
Random projects cannot save our rivers, if commitment and coordination are lacking
DNCC’s indiscriminate dumping of waste on the banks of Turag River is inexcusable
The regulations that DAP recommends can initiate a spree of development in the floodplains and agricultural lands surrounding central Dhaka, posing a serious threat of urban flooding.
Continued pollution leading to public health and environmental crises
Without realising the importance of rivers, particularly by the government, we cannot save our rivers
The deplorable conditions of the rivers around Dhaka city and elsewhere in the country due to encroachment and pollution are the result of inaction of the river custodians and their complicity with the grabbers for decades, National River Conservation Commission Chairman Muzibur Rahman Howlader has said.