Govt is working sincerely to check noise pollution: Shahab Uddin
DHAKA, Aug 17, 2022 (BSS) - Environment, Forest and Climate Change Minister Md Shahab Uddin today said the unbearable level of noise has an adverse effect on human health and environment, so the government is working on priority basis to check noise pollution.
"We have to refrain from creating unnecessary noise in all areas...initiatives have been taken to include the sound pollution issue in curriculum to make children sound-aware from childhood," he told a workshop here.
The workshop titled 'Role of Stakeholders in Noise Pollution Control' was organised by the Integrated and Partnership Project on Noise Pollution Control at the Department of Environment (DoE).
Deputy Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change Habibun Nahar, Secretary of the ministry Dr Farhina Ahmed, former vice-chancellor of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University Prof Dr Pran Gopal Dutta, MP, among others, spoke at the workshop with DoE director general Dr. Abdul Hamid in the chair.
Speaking as the chief guest, Shahab uddin said it will be possible to control the noise pollution in the country if all cooperate with the government's initiative to prevent noise pollution.
He said the DoE is implementing an "Integrated and Partnership Project on Noise Pollution Control" to control noise pollution.
"Under this project, various professionals including students, transport drivers/labourers, factory and construction workers, journalists, businessmen, imams, teachers, representatives of non-governmental organisations are being trained up so that they can play an active role to this end," the minister said.
Islamic Foundation director general Md Mushfiqur Rahman, president of Jatiya Press Club Farida Yasmin, executive director of Bela Syeda Rizwana Hasan, president of Human Rights and Peace for Bangladesh Monzil Morshed, secretary general of Bangladesh Federal Union of Journalists and Head of News of Citizen Television Deep Azad, Dhaka Medical College Hospital associate professor (ENT) Dr Husnay Qamar Osmani and project director Syeda Masuma Khanam Director also spoke.