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DoE DG: Refrain from hill cutting, or nature will take revenge

DoE DG: Refrain from hill cutting, or nature will take revenge
Director General (DG) of Department of Environment (DoE) Raisul Alam Mondal (third from right) during a meeting.Collected from DoE's official Facebook page

The DG of the government’s environment watchdog also expressed grave concern over the destruction of rivers in the name of sand extraction

Director General (DG) of Department of Environment (DoE) Raisul Alam Mondal urged all to refrain from cutting hills in Chittagong.

The DoE’s Director General made the urge while addressing as the chief guest at a workshop titled “Joint Crediting Mechanism (JCM)-Promoting Low Carbon Projects in Bangladesh” at World Trade Centre in the port city on Wednesday.

Chittagong Chamber of Commerce & Industry (CCCI) and Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) jointly organized the workshop.

“The hills and hillocks of Chittagong have been destroyed over the years and all of you know very well that who are involved with these misdeeds.”

“Once destroyed, we will not be able to bring the hills back. So please refrain from cutting hills, otherwise nature will take its revenge.” urged Mondal.

The DG of the government’s environment watchdog also expressed grave concern over the destruction of rivers in the name of sand extraction.

“Many of you have set up ETPs (effluent treatment plants) in your businesses to check environmental pollution. We are well-informed about the enterprises that do not properly follow the environmental rules regarding the ETPs. Please do not to cause any environmental degradation,” said Mondal.

He also requested the business people to adopt environment-friendly and sustainable technologies.

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