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

Dev possible while curbing pollution

Rapid and unplanned urbanisation is affecting the quality of life in the capital as it is facing severe pollution due to the urban sprawl.

For controlling pollution, drastic measures have to be taken, said Karin Erika Kemper, senior director for the Environment and Natural Resources (ENR) Global Practice at the World Bank.

Air pollution has a direct effect on human health. In addition, the country is losing one percent (around Tk 20,000 crore) of the gross domestic product (GDP) every year due to air pollution, she added, citing a recent ongoing WB study on Bangladesh. 

“In Dhaka, one can see the haze and can feel the air pollution,” she said during an interview last week while visiting the country.

She said pollution affects on various levels. The poor are the worst sufferers.

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