Dhaka, February 9, Thursday:
Environment, Forest and Climate Change Minister Md. Shahab Uddin said that unbearable noise has an adverse effect on human health and the environment, so we seek everyone’s cooperation to prevent noise pollution in order to create a livable environment for the present and future generations. In all cases we should refrain from making loud noises. Drivers should stop honking unnecessarily while driving. High noise should be avoided in factories, construction work etc. I hope that in the future, people will realize the harm of noise pollution and fulfill their responsibilities properly.

The environment minister said these things while addressing the chief guest at the validation workshop of the noise quality measurement survey conducted in 64 districts under the integrated and partnership project to control noise pollution organized at the Department of Environment on Thursday.

The Environment Minister said that various effective measures are being taken and implemented under the integrated and partnership project to control noise pollution. Under the project, a survey has been conducted to determine the noise level in 64 districts across the country, the report will be published. Later, the noise pollution control rules will be amended accordingly. BRTA and Bangladesh Police Force need important cooperation to control noise pollution. We all need to work together to control noise pollution.

Director General of the Department of Environment Dr. In the workshop held under the chairmanship of Abdul Hamid, Habibun Nahar, Deputy Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change Ministry, Secretary Dr. Farhina Ahmed, BRTA Chairman Noor Mohammad Majumdar, Dhaka Medical College Hospital Associate Professor (ENT) Dr. Husne Qamar Osmani, Dhaka University Law Faculty Dean Dr. Seema Zaman and others. The team leader of EQMS and CAPS, Prof. Dr. Ahmed Kamruzzaman Majumdar, presented the survey data related to the sound quality measurement of 64 districts. Also, representatives of various government, private and autonomous departments and organizations pledged to work to stop noise pollution in their speeches.

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