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Bangladesh's coal-fired power plants puts Sunderbans on 'natural sites in danger': report

News Summed Up 2019-06-15 05:30:00

The on natural World Heritage has recommended putting the on a list of natural sites in danger as has continued implementing a coal-fired power plant project near the forest, a media report said on Saturday. After the mission, the had called for the Rampal power plant project to be cancelled and relocated. It cited severe threats from the coal-fired power plants and numerous industrial activities in close proximity, the report said. However, despite the call for relocation of the project, its construction has continued without any assessment of its impact on the Sundarbans' World Heritage values, the Union said. Two additional coal-fired power plants are being constructed on the Payra River, which flows into the same bay as the Sundarbans, the website reported the IUCN as saying.