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Dhaka Tuesday,  Jul 23, 2024

Bangladesh Declared Free from Toxic DDT Pesticide


Environment, Forest and Climate Change Minister Md Shahab Uddin officially declared that Bangladesh free from dangerous Dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane, commonly known as DDT, pesticide today.

The minister made this announcement at a press conference organized by the Ministry concerned here on the occasion of the successful removal of 500 tonnes of DDT from the medical sub-depot of Chattogram and the World Biodiversity Conference, according to a press release received here.

Deputy Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change Habibun Nahar, Secretary to the Ministry Dr Farhina Ahmed, Additional Secretaries Md Mizanul Hoque Chowdhury and Sanjay Kumar Bhowmik and Director General of Department

of Environment (DoE) Md Abdul Hamid were present, among others, on the occasion, the release added.

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