Rampal

August 13, 2017
August 13, 2017

A new threat to the Sundarbans

In yet another blow to the Sundarbans, the government has decided to approve all industrial structures currently operating in the Ecologically Critical Area (ECA) of the mangrove forest, essentially legalising more than 150 illegal structures.

July 11, 2017
July 11, 2017

Final decision on Sundarbans tomorrow

The ongoing World Heritage Committee (WHC) meeting in Krakow, Poland is reviewing the state of conservation of the Sundarbans, a world heritage site.

April 2, 2016
April 2, 2016

Activists doubt Unesco’s upcoming Sundarbans report

The National Committee to Protect Sundarbans expresses doubt over the report on the Sundarbans that the Unesco is about to prepare based on their recent visit to the largest mangrove forest.

March 24, 2016
March 24, 2016

Unesco team visits Sundarbans to assess power plant impact

A high-profile Unesco delegation visits the Sundarbans to assess the possible impacts of the proposed coal-based Rampal power plant and vessel plying through the mangrove forest.

March 10, 2016
March 10, 2016

Social media goes green for Sundarbans

As the country gears up for a four-day-long long march from Dhaka to Khulna in protest of the Rampal power plant, netizens are advocating on social media by changing their profile picture to show their support for the cause.

February 12, 2016
February 12, 2016

Unesco to assess Rampal power plant's impacts on Sundarbans

A high-profile Unesco delegation will visit the Sundarbans soon to assess the possible impacts of the proposed coal-based Rampal power plant on the world's largest mangrove forest.

January 18, 2016
January 18, 2016

India's Bhel gets Rampal contract

Indian power company Bhel has been selected to construct the 1,320-megawatt coal power plant in Rampal close to the Sundarbans.

June 30, 2015
June 30, 2015

Opinion: Real Crocodile tears in the Sundarbans

Within days of three French banks deciding not to invest in the Rampal 1320 megawatt coal power plant next to the Sundarbans, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Monday criticised those who opposed the power plant.

June 26, 2015
June 26, 2015

French banks ‘won’t invest in Rampal plant’

Three French banks declare not to invest in Bangladesh's Rampal power plant.

June 11, 2015
June 11, 2015

“Bangladesh should not waste her scarce clean water resources in coal-fired power plants.”

Donna Lisenby, Clean Safe Energy Campaign Manager, talks to Shamsuddoza Sajen of The Daily Star on the likely impacts of the Rampal coal-fired power plant on nearby water bodies.