Bangladesh coal plant threatens Sundarbans

A new power plant in Rampal generates needed electricity, but activists say threatens the world's largest mangroves.

    A new coal plant in Rampal, southwestern Bangladesh, is threatening the ecosystem of the world’s largest mangrove rainforest, the Sundarbans.

    Activists opposing the project said that there are better alternatives to coal and explained that India, a partner in the project, has laws that prevent building a coal plant so close to the Sundarbans.

    But the government said the power is worth the costs because the country desperately needs electricity.

    Al Jazeera's Maher Sattar reports from Rampal.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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