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The Department of Environment (DoE) gave the EIA green signal after eight revisions and imposing a number of conditions to protect the World Heritage Site, declared by the Unesco, and river Pashur which is a sweet-water dolphin sanctuary.

The final environmental clearance for the project would be given after implementation of the project “only if the project is installed with proper mitigation measures suggested to check pollution,” Md Shahjahan, additional director general of the DoE, told the Dhaka Tribune.

The PDB claims that it will use supercritical technology and ensure “proper mitigation measures” to cut emission of hazardous gases including carbon dioxide, fine particles and fly ash, and properly dispose the solid and liquid wastes.

Another government body, the Centre for Environmental and Geographic Information Services (CEGIS), has prepared the EIA for the PDB.


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