River Pollution

River Pollution

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 ...

Circular waterbus service a glaring example of failure and inefficiency

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

Dhaka four rivers: No effective measures to stop pollution

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

US, UK fund for reduction of Dhaka’s river pollution

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 ...

Step up supervision of river routes

Environment threatened by urbanisation at Dhamrai

As Dhamrai sees development and urbanisation, environmental pollution takes its toll on rivers, health and more

Environment threatened by urbanisation at Dhamrai

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 ...

Recover Chaktai canal from encroachment

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.

Plastic bags floatin the Buriganga river in Dhaka on 21 January 2020.

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.

Stop playing blind man’s buff in the name of eviction

Online seminar

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

Illegal encroachment and pollution has shrunk the River Buriganga

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 ...

Rivers must not be ultimate destination of mask, gloves wastes
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