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  • Transparency International Bangladesh

    TIB calls to stop Rampal plant in Sundarbans

    Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) calls upon the government to stop Rampal power plant in the world’s largest mangrove forest, the Sundarbans.

  • Unesco labels Sundarbans ‘World Heritage in Danger’

    The World Heritage Centre of Unesco has declared largest mangrove forest on earth, the Sundarbans of Bangladesh, as a “World Heritage in Danger” site.

  • Workers died in Rampal Power Plant

    Rampal Power Plant: 2 workers killed as container falls on them

    Two labourers of Rampal thermal power plant in Bagerhat have been killed and one sustained critical injuries as an iron-made container fell on them.

  • Workers died in Rampal Power Plant

    2 workers die at Rampal Power Plant

    Two labourers die and one is injured after they were pinned under a heavy container at Rampal Coal-based Power Plant which is being built near the world’s largest mangrove forest, Sundarbans.

  • Indian firm NTPC wins deal for 300MW power supply

    Indian firm wins deal for 300MW power supply

    Indian state-owned cross-border power trading arm National Thermal Power Corporation Ltd wins a contract for supplying 300 megawatts electricity to Bangladesh for 15 years. The power supply is expected to start from June this year.

  • Govt to go ahead with Rampal work

    The government would go ahead with the construction of Rampal power plant near the Sundarbans and take measures to mitigate adverse effects, if necessary, upon the strategic environmental assessment (SEA).

  • Rampal project construction work to continue: Tawfiq-e-Elahi

    The government will continue construction work of much-talked about Rampal power plant project near the Sundarbans in light with the Unesco’s latest report, Prime Minister's Energy Affairs Adviser Tawfiq-e-Elahi Chowdhury says.

  • Did UNESCO really “endorse” Rampal coal plant?

    A draft resolution adopted as amended by the 41st Session of the UNESCO Heritage Committee contradicts the claim made by the foreign ministry that the Committee “endorsed” the construction of a coal-based power plant at Rampal near the Sundarbans.

  • BNP trashes govt’s claim of Unesco’s objection withdrawal

    BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir alleges that the government is 'deceiving' people by carrying out a propaganda saying that Unesco has lifted its objection to Rampal power station near the Sundarbans.

  • Rampal Power Plant: Govt to comply with Unesco conditions

    The government would fulfil the conditions set by Unesco for implementing the Rampal power plant project near the Sundarbans, two ministers told The Daily Star yesterday.

  • Rampal plant a designed plan to destroy Sundarbans: BNP

    BNP Senior Joint Secretary General Rizvi Ahmed terms the much-talked-about Rampal power plant as an “anti-state project” saying his party will remain vocal against implementation of it.

  • Bangladesh re-elected executive board member of Unesco

    Rampal Project: Unesco ‘lifts objection’

    The World Heritage Committee of Unesco has withdrawn its objection to the setting up of Rampal power plant at its current site near

  • Rampal fallout will be severe

    Massive dredging of the rivers in and around the Sundarbans and transportation of coal for Rampal power plant would seriously affect the fish, wildlife and other aquatic resources in that region, scientists said in a new report.

  • 'Rampal plant to affect Sundarbans’ wildlife, aquatic resources'

    Huge dredging of the rivers in and around the Sundarbans and transportation of coal for Rampal power plant will seriously affect the fish, wildlife and other aquatic resources in that region, scientists say in a new report.

  • Rampal Power Plant: Myths debunked

    The critics of Rampal include environmentalists, scientists and experts. Yet, the defence for the power plant has remained the same. But, under scrutiny, how do these claims, meant to relieve us of our fears about the potential risks of the power plant, hold?

  • Rampal Plant Pollution Impact: Greenpeace study shows grim picture

    The Rampal power plant would cause at least 6,000 premature deaths and low birth weights of 24,000 babies during its 40-year life, a

  • ‘Use solar cells or relocate Rampal plant’

    The National Committee to Save Sundarbans urges the government to relocate the Rampal power plant project to Barguna’s Arpangachia area from the proposed site near the largest mangrove forests in Bangladesh.

  • ‘Stop campaign for Rampal power plant’

    Reiterating its demand for cancelling the Rampal Power Plant project, the National Committee to Protect Sundarbans calls upon the government to stop campaigns of the “controversial project”.

  • 'BCL attacks' anti-Rampal exhibition

    Five Samajtantrik Chhatra Front activists were injured while their photo exhibition in Madanmohan College, Sylhet protesting the

  • Bangladesh re-elected executive board member of Unesco

    Sundarbans risks being World Heritage in Danger

    Despite the government's assurance that the Rampal power plant would not harm the Sundarbans, the Unesco stays firm in its stance against the project and has again requested the government to cancel and relocate it to a more suitable place.

  • Rampal Power Plant: Protest in India too

    Social and civil society activists in India yesterday wrote an “open letter” to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, appealing to him to withdraw support to the proposed Rampal thermal power plant that might cause "irreparable damage" to the Sundarbans in Bangladesh.

  • Rampal plant won't harm Sundarbans

    The Bangladesh government has responded to Unesco's concerns over the Rampal power plant, saying the project would not cause any harm to the Sundarbans.

  • Rampal power plant: Protesters will write to Modi

    Protesters say they will write to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi urging him to take steps to scrap Rampal power plant near the world’s largest mangrove forest – the Sundarbans.

  • Rampal Plant: BCL activists scuffle with protesters

    Chhatra League activists scuffled with demonstrators in front of the Central Shaheed Minar yesterday to foil a cycle procession, protesting the government's decision to set up Rampal Power Plant near the Sundarbans.

  • Rampal Power Plant: Fly ash a big threat to environment

    The fly ash to be generated from the Rampal coal-fired power plant has the potential to cause “substantial” damage to the

  • Not merely a forest but life

    The land mass that rose from the sea bed from the siltation of two mighty rivers, the Ganges and the Brahmaputra, supports a

  • DISASTER written on the wall

    As a debate rages over the Rampal power plant and its impact on the Sundarbans, a substantive amount of information is available for us to reach some conclusion. The plant may have a far-reaching impact on the world's unique mangrove forest.

  • Concern Over Sundarbans: Govt to reply to Unesco in a week

    The government will respond within a week to Unesco's concern over the Rampal power plant close to the Sundarbans and recommendation for cancellation of the project.

  • Rampal Plant: Construction to continue

    The construction work on Rampal power plant will not be suspended despite the advice of Unesco, State Minister for Power

  • Rampal would harm aquatic resources of Sundarbans

    Hot water and chemicals to be discharged into water bodies from Rampal power plant would cause significant damage to aquatic life in the river and canal networks in the Sundarbans, said a Unesco report.

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