Experts urged to ratify Minamata Convention to phase out mercury-added products পারদযুক্ত পণ্যের ব্যবহার বন্ধে মিনামাতা কনভেনশন অনুমোদনের আহ্বান সেন্টমার্টিন সৈকতে প্লাস্টিকের আগ্রাসন 72 birds die eating pesticide-treated masakalai Educate girls to save the planet শিশুর সর্দি-কাশি সারানোর ঘরোয়া উপায় 50 Books All Kids Should Read Before They’re 12 24 thousand under 5 children die of pneumonia in Bangladesh annually গ্রিনহাউস গ্যাস কমানোর লক্ষ্যে নানা উদ্যোগ Maldives: Eco-friendly product export destination for Bangladesh

Checking Air Pollution: Bye bye brick!

The government has decided to phase out the use of bricks by 2025 in all its construction works to reduce the air pollution as brick kilns are one of the major sources of air pollution in Bangladesh.      

The government plans to use concrete blocks in 10 percent of its construction projects from this fiscal year.

According to the plan, concrete blocks will be used in 20 percent of the government’s construction projects from 2020-2021, 30 percent from 2021-2022, 60 percent from 2022-2023, 80 percent from 2023-2024, and 100 percent by 2025-2025. 

“We are hopeful of achieving the target… But yes, it is tough to achieve 10 percent at this stage. But we have to start…,” Mahmud Hasan, additional secretary (Environment) of Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, told The Daily Star yesterday.

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