Rampal coal-fired power plant

July 9, 2017
July 9, 2017

Rampal Project: ‘12 countries favoured Bangladesh at Unesco meeting’

A total of 12 countries including Turkey and Finland voiced in favour of Bangladesh which finally convinced the World Heritage Committee of Unesco to withdraw its objection about Rampal power plant...

September 24, 2016
September 24, 2016

Won’t suspend Rampal project: Nasrul

The construction work of Rampal power plant will not be suspended despite Unesco's advice, State Minister for Power and Energy Nasrul Hamid says.

June 9, 2016
June 9, 2016

Rampal plant still awaits environmental clearance: Minister

Forest and Environment Minister Anwar Hossain Manju tells the Jatiya Sangsad that the Directorate of Environment has yet to give no objection certificate (NOC) for construction of Rampal coal-fired...

May 4, 2016
May 4, 2016

Rampal Power plant: There’ll be no environmental hazard, says minister

The Sundarbans will not face any environmental hazard due to the establishment of coal-based Rampal Power Plant, State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid tells the...

February 13, 2016
February 13, 2016

‘Suspend plans for Rampal, Orion power plants in Sundarbans’

National Committee to Protect Sundarbans demands that a UN-led committee, comprising of scientists, be formed to protect the world's largest mangrove forest.

September 17, 2015
September 17, 2015

South Asian rights body calls for halt to Rampal plant

South Asians for Human Rights (SAHR), a regional human rights group, calls for suspension of Rampal plant’s construction in the Sundarbans and urged for an impartial impact assessment.

June 29, 2015
June 29, 2015

Rampal plant no threat to Sundarbans: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina says if there was any possibility of adverse effects on the Sundarbans due to Rampal power plant, the government would not have decided to construct the 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.