Govt to announce incentive packages for block brick production: Environment Minister


Published: February 24, 2024, 04:25 PM

Govt to announce incentive packages for block brick production: Environment Minister

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Environment, Forest and Climate Change Minister Saber Hossain Chowdhury on Saturday said that the government would introduce incentive packages to promote the production of environmentally-friendly block bricks.

Saber came up with the announcement during a media interaction following a meeting with officials from the Forest Department and the Department of Environment at Feni Circuit House on Saturday.

Brick kiln owners can be benefited from these incentives as part of the government‍‍`s efforts to transition away from air-polluting and land-damaging brick kilns, he said, emphasising the need for the designation of specific areas for waste recycling by municipalities.

The minister urged officials to take proactive measures to combat environmental pollution, including the prohibition of polythene use.

He stressed prompt actions in cases where environmental clearance is lacking and urged against delays in issuing such clearances.

Moreover, Minister Saber underscored the need for the daily clearance of medical and municipal waste and instructed divisional forest officials to reclaim encroached forest land and initiate afforestation projects in urban and coastal regions.

Chaired by Feni District Magistrate Shahina Akter, various officials including BRTA Chairman Nur Mohammad, Additional Superintendent of Police Din Mohammad, Additional District Magistrate Abishek Das, Divisional Forest Officer Ruhul Amin, and Feni Department of Environment Deputy Director Showkat Ara Kali, among others were present on the occasion.

Following the meeting, Feni Awami League General Secretary and local MP Nizam Uddin Hazari and Feni sadar municipality Mayor Nazrul Islam Swapon Miaji exchanged greetings with the environment minister with floral tributes.

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