Community Meeting on pollution of Buriganga river and remedies

Community Meeting on 18 September 2021.

WKB consortium organized the third community meeting as part of the advocacy process of the anti-pollution advocacy project. The meeting was organized at the Nawabganj Park, Lalbagh, Dhaka on 18 September, 2021. Sharif Jamil, coordinator of Waterkeepers Bangladesh and general secretary of Bangladesh Paribesh Andolan (BAPA), was the key speaker at the meeting chaired by Alhaj Md Humayun Kabir, former councilor of the area for 27 years and general secretary of Bangladesh Awami League Dhaka Metropolitan South. Panel Mayor of Dhaka South City Corporation and 14 no. Ward Councilor Iliashur Rahman Babul, 23 no. Ward Councilor Md. Maqbool Hossain, 24 no. Ward Councilor Md. Mokaddes Hossain Zahid, 29 no. Ward Councilor Jahangir Alam Babu, 56 no. Ward Councilor Mohammad Hossain spoke as special guests in the meeting.

The meeting started with an introduction by Prof. Dr. Ahmad Kamruzzaman Majumdar, Chairman of the Department of Environmental Sciences, Stamford University. CSO leaders present in the meeting were Nazim Uddin, President, Puran Dhaka Nagorik Uddyog; Camelia Chowdhury, Nagorik Odhikar Songrokkhon Forum; Amir Hasan Masood, President, Paribesh Andolon Mancha; Matiur Rahman Jamal, General Secretary, Lalbagh Thana Awami League; GM Rustam Khan, President, Sachetan Nagarbashi; Umme Salma, Secretary General, Nirapad Chikitsya Chai; Sohag Mahajan, President, Clean River Bangladesh etc.

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