- December 15, 2017
Light to moderate rain accompanied by temporary gusty wind is likely to occur in the next 24 hours
The CERF allocation will be used to provide 1,500 temporary shelters and repair 1,500 homes damaged in the landslides
The WHC recently withdraws its earlier objection to the construction of Rampal power plant near the Sundarbans
Throughout the 10-day meeting, the committee examined the status of the World Heritage Sites and made decisions based on their observations.
‘Scores of fries belonging to other fish species get caught and killed in the hunt to catching a single shrimp fry using a push net’
A number of commuters have complained that they had to remain stranded on roads for hours due to the gridlock caused by the downpour
Thundershowers are likely to occur in parts of Dhaka, Chittagong, Cox’s Bazar, Rajshahi, and other places, wherin riverports shall hoist cautionary signal number one.
Unesco World Heritage Committee has set 11 conditions for the coal-based power plant to go forward
Bangladesh cannot build any infrastructure near the Sundarbans until the SEA report is submitted and the IUCN reviews it
The $2 billion cost of building the Rampal power plant will rise to $5 billion after river dredging and for subsiding coal, said power and energy experts.
In recent years, the World Heritage Committee had expressed its concerns over the state of conservation of the Sundarbans and called upon the government of Bangladesh to take a number of steps to improve the situation
The demand has been raised on the eve of the World Heritage Committee’s 41st session being hosted in Kraków, Poland from 2-12 July
River ports have been asked to hoist cautionary signal number one
The water level of another major system in northern Bangladesh, Teesta, has been flowing 5cm above the danger level.
Bangladesh Meteorological Department has also issued a warning message
Local government and rescue services have warned that any rain could trigger further landslides in the Chittagong division
Rainfall to continue over next 72 hours
The met office recorded 30mm of rain in Dhaka over 24 hours till 6am on Monday
The national fish of Bangladesh contributes to 12% of overall fish production in Bangladesh, which is equivalent to around 1% of the country’s GDP
Bangladesh lost 0.732% of its GDP in last 20 years due to extreme weather events