Rampal project suicidal: Ershad

September 30, 2013

Jatiya Party chairman HM Ershad on Sunday said the government’s move to set up coal-fired power plant at Rampal is a suicidal decision as it will destroy Sundarban, the world’s largest mangrove forest. ‘It’s a suicidal project …it’ll destroy the Sundarbans. The people of the country stood against the government’s imprudent decision,’ the former president said in a statement urging the government to immediately rescind the project.
Ershad said there are suitable places elsewhere in Bangladesh for coal-fired power plant. ‘Why it should be set up near Sundarban? We can’t accept such a decision.’
The JP chairman urged the government to refrain from taking any project that the country’s people do not like. ‘I urge the government to immediately cancel the Rampal power plant.’ He also said Sundarban is a precious gift of the Almighty and the nation cannot accept any harm to it.

-Input from New Age

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