Sunday, 20 June 2021
Circular waterbus service a glaring example of failure and inefficiency
The government lunched circular waterbus services in Buriganga with much enthusiasm in 2004 . In a sense this project is almost dead. Eleven out of 12 waterbuses lie idle and one carries passenger ...
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Dhaka four rivers: No effective measures to stop pollution
Water quality of the Dhaka rivers is much lower than the standard to support aquatic lives
06 Jun 2021, 17:22
US, UK fund for reduction of Dhaka’s river pollution
The USA and the UK have cofounded an advocacy project with the Dhaka north and south city corporations to reduce river pollution in Dhaka district
07 May 2021, 21:49
50 accidents in one year
Step up supervision of river routes
The main cause of the accidents on the river Shitalakshya is that the river has drastically narrowed down. Then there is the reckless speed of the vessels, the pillars of the under-construction ...
17 Apr 2021, 15:40
Environment threatened by urbanisation at Dhamrai
As Dhamrai sees development and urbanisation, environmental pollution takes its toll on rivers, health and more
20 Mar 2021, 20:14
Recover Chaktai canal from encroachment
A study shows heavy rainfall and waterlogging has caused losses of Tk 25.15 billion in Khatunganj and neighbouring Achadganj and Korbaniganj over a decade. Five thousand businesses and traders faced ...
20 Mar 2021, 18:13
Plastic pollution in Dhaka
30,000 tonnes of plastic in 4 rivers
A Waste Concern survey reports that 92 per cent of masks and gloves used by people are dumped into drains, canals and lakes, and end up in the rivers.
18 Oct 2020, 18:40
River encroachment and pollution
Stop playing blind man’s buff in the name of eviction
In order to protect the rivers, it is necessary to implement the recommendation of the High Court and the directives of the river commission.
05 Oct 2020, 14:26
NRCC says Bangladesh now has 770 rivers 'out of 1178 in the past'
Stern action is required by government officials to recover the ocuntry's rivers from illegal encorachment
28 Sep 2020, 17:43
Rivers must not be ultimate destination of mask, gloves wastes
The High Court in 2019 declared the rivers as living beings, which means, the legal rights of rivers have been acknowledged. But disposal of hundreds of millions of masks and gloves in the rivers ...
17 Jun 2020, 21:52