- Arts & Culture
- January 14, 2018
Roadside inspection under the ongoing CASE project also identified motorcycles and diesel vehicles as the worst polluters
Brick kilns are the leading cause of air pollution in the country, while vehicular emissions have been identified as the second largest contributor.
The brick industry has been polluting the environment and destroying the ecology
The Department of Environment (DoE) yesterday fined Pacific Marine Service Auto Bricks Tk10m for polluting the Karnaphuli River in Chittagong.
According to a press release, Md Alamgir, director of enforcement at the DoE, ordered the industry to stop their production, as it violated the existing Brick Burning (Control) Act 2001 by setting brick kilns within three kilometres of the City Corporation area.
The US based company to explore blocks for nine years
The results of the 2D seismic survey to explore oil and gas in the Bay of Bengal by US-based ConocoPhillips will be published by May.
“ConocoPhillips has already submitted the acquisition results of its 2D seismic survey. It is now working on the final report,” Petrobangla Director for production sharing contract Muhammad Imaduddin told Dhaka Tribnue on Saturday.
The company has already covered 2,600 line km of area for the survey.
“We hope that the final results can be published by May,” said Imaduddin.