News Coverage: RTV News Online
The Environmental Protection Act is a comprehensive law that covers all aspects of environmental protection. In 2016, the environmental policy was renewed. Waste management is one of the five main aspects of that policy. Although the government attaches great importance to it in the environmental policy, it is not implemented. City corporations, the Ministry of Shipping, the Ministry of Commerce and all those who produce solid waste have to come up with an integrated policy. Engineer Md. Abdus Sobhan, former Additional Director General of the Department of Environment of the govt. and General Secretary of Paribesh Bachao Andolon (PABA) said.
He said this in a virtual dialogue titled ‘Solid Waste Management’ on Monday. The talks were organized by BARCIK under the ‘Dhaka Calling Consortium’ Project, supported by USAID and FCDO and technically supported by Counterpart International. Writer and researcher Pavel Perth presented the concept paper in a discussion meeting and chaired by Md. Jahangir Alam, URP researcher and coordinator of Barsik and conducted by Ferdous Ahmed Uzzal.
Lawyer Syed Mahbubul Alam and journalist Emran Hossain participated in the discussion as panellists. At the beginning of the program, the project manager of DSK Md. Rakibul Islam presented the details of the project.
Khandaker Rebecca San Yat, Executive Director of the Cup, Sumon Ahsanul Islam, Technical Adviser, Dhaka Calling Project, Mesbah Uddin Sumon, Secretary of POBA also participated in the discussion.