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DoE starts special drives against air polluters

10 establishments, 26 vehicles fined Tk4.45lakh
UNB . Dhaka
01 Feb 2023 20:55:09 | Update: 01 Feb 2023 21:04:50
DoE starts special drives against air polluters
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The Department of Environment (DoE) has fined 10 establishments and 26 vehicles Tk 4.45 lakh through mobile court operations at five spots in Dhaka and its adjacent areas for polluting air.

The perusals were conducted at Savar, Manik Mia avenue, Khilkhet, Aftabnagar, and the Bypass Expressway area of Gazipur.

Environment, Forest, and Climate Change Minister Md Shahab Uddin visited the mobile court operations at Manik Mia avenue, Khilkhet, and Aftabnagar.

“The Government will do whatever is needed to curb air pollution. We would continue our drives against polluters,” said the minister.

Deputy Minister of the ministry Habibun Nahar, Secretary Dr Farhina Ahmed, Director General of DoE, and other senior officials were also present during the drives.

Secretary Dr Farhina Ahmed said the ministry urged all DCs to take action against polluters.

A special meeting will be held to determine the relevant ministry's responsibilities, she said.

Two contractor firms of Dhaka Bypass Expressway and BRT highway were fined Tk 1 lakh.

Tk 2.5 lakh fine was collected from 7 establishments at Aftabnagar. The rest of the amount was collected from different vehicles.