Govt urged to protect rivers

Posted: জানুয়ারি 30, 2009 in Environment

Speakers at a meeting yesterday urged the government to save Buriganga, Turag, Balu and Shitalakhya rivers from pollution and encroachment.

They said many of the cabinet members and lawmakers of the government are already involved with the movement for saving the rivers around the city.

The meeting was organised by Save the Environment Movement (SEM) at Sadarghat in the city.

They also called for steps to stop dumping of industrial wastes especially from Hazaribagh tannery and Wasa and conduct drives against the encroachers.

SEM Chairman Abu Naser Khan, Inamul Haque, Manzur Morshed Opu and SEM Programme Coordinator Kamal Pasha Chowdhury addressed the meeting.

the daily star 31.01.2009

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