Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today briefing the media at her official residence Gono Bhaban on the Rampal project.
The premier claimed that Rampal power plant project will not affect the world’s largest mangrove forest Sundarbans.
Citing several facts and logic in favour of the project, Hasina has expressed her government’s firm determination to build the power plant to meet the people’s demand for electricity.
Criticising the people who are agitating against the power plant, she described BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia as an instigator of the people. “A group of the vested quarter is confusing people by spreading baseless and fabricated information over the issue.”
Environmental experts have warned that the Rampal project will cause substantial damage to the Sundarbans and its wildlife. The power plant site is about 14 kilometres away from the Sundarbans.
On July 12, the government signed an agreement with an Indian firm to set up the India-Bangladesh joint venture plant on the bank of the Pashur River.