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Government working on controlling noise pollution'

Staff - Correspondent: Minister of Environment, Forests and Climate Change. Shahab Uddin said an integrated and participatory project has been taken to control noise pollution by involving the people.Environment, He said the government is working tirelessly for a better environment with the pace of urbanization and industrialization.

The environment minister added the project would provide sound awareness training to people from different walks of life. Public opinion against noise pollution will be created through the implementation of various awareness programs. Noise pollution will come down to a tolerable level with the concerted efforts of all. Everything necessary will be done to control noise pollution.

The minister was speaking as the chief guest at the inaugural workshop of an integrated and participatory project on noise pollution control at the Department of Environment on Thursday (January 21st).

Special guests on the occasion were Secretary of the Ministry Ziaul Hasan NDC, Additional Secretary (Environment) Mahmud Hasan and former Vice Chancellor of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University Professor Pran Gopal Dutt. The workshop was chaired by the Director General of the Department of Environment. AKM Rafiq Ahmed. Welcome remarks were made by Additional Director General of the Department of Environment and Project Director. Humayun Kabir.

The environment minister said BRTA is registering about 3 to 4 lakh new vehicles every year. Unnecessary horns, sound boxes, microphones in the increasing number of vehicles are making loud noises , disrupting the normal life of the people.

If we want to make our socio-economic development sustainable, now is the time to build resistance against noise pollution. The Environment Minister called upon all concerned to create a culture of implementation of existing laws / rules in noise pollution control and refraining from making excessive noise considering the harmful aspects.

He said 'Noise Pollution Free Environment, Sheikh Hasina's Bangladesh' should be created by ensuring safe houses for future generations.

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