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Dhaka Monday,  Feb 6, 2023

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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... »
Dhaka may experience dry weather with a bit of sunshine in the afternoon as the Met Office forecasts a rise in day temperatures after a couple of cloudy days. The weather may remain dry with a partly cloudy sky over the rest of the country, the Bangladesh Meteorological Department said in its forecast on Sunday. Despite some improvement in the conditions, the Met Office predicted severe cold across the country... »
The World Bank (WB) approved US$250 million financing to help Bangladesh strengthen environment management and promote private sector participation in green investment. The Bangladesh Environmental Sustainability and Transformation (BEST) Project will support the Department of Environment to strengthen its technical and administrative capacity, said a press release here today. The project will also support improving environmental regulations and enforcement to curb pollution and improve environmental quality. The project will pilot... »
Blackouts hit coastal districts hours before Cyclone Sitrang struck southern Bangladesh, while many areas lost telecom signals. The cyclonic storm hit the coast on Monday evening as Dhaka and other districts are experiencing heavy rains along with gusty winds. Coastal areas recorded wind speeds of 70 kph around 8 pm, according to the Met Office. The Rural Electrification Board’s district associations distribute power to the rural areas of the coastal... »
The Bangladesh Meteorological Department has elevated the storm alert to danger signal No. 7 for Mongla and Payra seaports as Cyclone Sitrang began bearing down on the coast. The coastal districts of Satkhira, Khulna, Bagerhat, Jhalakathi, Pirojpur, Barguna, Patuakhali, Bhola, Barishal, Lakshmipur, Chandpur, Noakhali, Feni and their offshore islands also come under danger signal No. 7. Meanwhile, the Chattogram and Cox’s Bazar ports have been advised to hoist danger signal... »
Environment, Forest and Climate Change Minister Md Shahab Uddin today said if the National Adaptation Plan (NAP) is implemented, it will be easier to implement long-term coordinated climate adaptation programs. “Proper strategies have been identified…this plan is not only a national report, but it will also highlight our position in the world of climate adaptation,” he said. The minister was addressing the final validation workshop on NAP organized at Bangabandhu... »
Speakers at a workshop have put emphasis on the importance of the regular developing of environmental statistics of the highest possible quality. They made such observations at the opening session of the workshop on “Environmental Statistics and GIS Integration for Natural Resource (Capital) Accounts to Measure Green Growth in Bangladesh” jointly organized by the Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS) and the World Bank. The three-day workshop took place on September... »
After a marked improvement, Dhaka’s air quality slipped back to the ‘unhealthy for sensitive groups’ category on Monday. With an air quality index (AQI) score of 102 at 9:00 am on Monday, the metropolis ranked 16th in the list of world cities with the worst air quality. Pakistan’s Lahore, China’s Chengdu and the UAE’s Dubai occupied the first three spots, with AQI scores of 176, 161 and 161, respectively. An... »
NEW DELHI, Sept 6, 2022 (BSS) – Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today called bilateral relations between Bangladesh-India role model for neighbourhood diplomacy, hoping all the outstanding issues, including Teesta Water Sharing Treaty will be signed soon likewise many issues solved in the spirit of friendship and cooperation. “I reiterated that India is the most important and closest neighbour of Bangladesh. Bangladesh-India bilateral relations are known to be Role Model for... »
A mild heat wave is sweeping parts of the country including Dhaka with sporadic rains doing little to ease the temperature, the Meteorological office said on Wednesday. A mild heat wave is sweeping over the districts of Dhaka, Pabna, Sirajganj, Khulna, Jessore, Chuadanga and Barisal and the spell may continue, according to a weather bulletin. Besides, light to moderate rain or thunder showers accompanied by temporary gusty wind is likely... »