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Road march to protest at Fulbari coal extraction by British company

Published by MAC on 2006-03-22

Road march to protest at Fulbari coal extraction by British company

NewAge, Dhaka, Bangladesh

22nd March 2006

The National Committee to Protect Oil, Gas, Mineral Resources, Power and Port on Tuesday demanded cancellation of the Fulbari coal extraction treaty with the British company, Asia Energy, immediately.

The committee leader at a press conference at the Dhaka Reporters Unity auditorium said they would organise a tougher movement to press home the demand.

The committee will launch a three-day Dhaka-Fulbari road march on March 23-25 where left leaning political party leaders will take part.

The march will start after a rally at Muktangan in the capital on March 23 in the morning.
The marchers will hold road side rallies, rallies in the towns on their way and finally they will hold a rally at Fulbari in Dinajpur on the concluding day on March 25.

The member secretary of the National Committee, economist Anu Muhammad, said the proposed Fulbari coal mine extraction by open pit method would earn no national interest. It would create a huge amount of loss besides environmental pollution.

The committee convener, engineer Sheikh Muhammad Shaheedullah, former Power Development Board chairman Noor Uddin M Kamal, former Petrobangla chairman SK Abdullah, politician Nurul Hasan, Abdus Salam and Ruhin Hossain Prince were present in the press conference.


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