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2019-07-28 11:41:50 BdST

Action to be taken for releasing wastes into rivers: Tajul


 LGRD and Cooperatives Minister Md Tajul Islam today said stern action would be taken if any industry releases its wastes into rivers without filtration.

“Industrial, domestic and transport wastes are not allowed to be released into the river at any stage… action will be taken if any industrial enterprise does so in future,” he said.

The minister was exchanging views with the officials of Ministry of Shipping, Ministry of Environment and Forests, Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority (BIWTA), deputy commissioners of the district on the bank of the Meghna River and UNO at Araihazar Upazila Parishad auditorium in Narayanganj.

Tajul said necessary measures have been taken to free the Meghna River from pollution and prevent illegal occupation.

Local Government Division Secretary Helal Uddin Ahmed presided over the meeting. Chief Coordinator for Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Affairs in the Prime Minister’s Office Abul Kalam Azad, lawmaker Nazrul Islam Babu, German Ambassador H E Peter Fahrenholtz and Environment and Forests Secretary Abdullah Al Mohsin Chowdhury were present, among others, on the occasion.

Later, the minister visited the Dhaka Environmental Sustainable Water Supply Project and Saidabad Water Treatment Plant Phase-3 under the implementation of Dhaka WASA.

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