We want everyone’s cooperation to stop noise pollution – Environment Minister
Staff Reporter: Environment, Forest and Climate Change Minister Md. Shahab Uddin said that unbearable noise has adverse effects on human health and environment, so everyone’s cooperation is need to prevent noise pollution. In all cases we have to stop creating loud sounds. Drivers should stop honking unnecessarily while driving. High noise should be avoided in factories, construction work etc. Hopefully in the future people will realize the harm of noise pollution and change their behavior on their own. The environment minister said these things while addressing as 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. Important cooperation is needed from BRTA and Bangladesh Police Force to control noise pollution. We all need to work together to control noise pollution. Secretary of Environment, Forest and Climate Change Dr. Farhina Ahmed, Chairman of BRTA Nur Mohammad Mazumder, Associate Professor (ENT) of Dhaka Medical College Hospital Dr. Husne Qamar Mazumdari, Dean of Law Faculty of Dhaka University D. Sima Jaman and others spoke in the workshop held under the chairmanship of Dr. Abdul Hamid, Director General of the Department of Environment. Representatives of various Representativesvate and autonomous departments and organizations pledged to work to stop noise pollution in their speeches.