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Closure of 154 factories near Sunderbans demanded

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Bangladesh Paribesh Andolan on Sunday placed a 15-point demand for protecting the Sunderbans, which was facing threat of relegating to World Heritage Site in Danger by UNESCO for the development of power plants and factories near the largest mangrove forest of the world.

BAPA president and Sunderban Rakkhya Jatiya Committee chairman Sultana Kamal put forward the demands at a webinar.

She urged the government to take immediate steps to shut down the construction of coal-based power plants at Rampal, Taltoli and Payra near the Sunderbans.

This article was published by New Age on Februari 15, 2021.