We, the people of Bangladeshi people living abroad, would like to inform you of our protest against coal-driven source of electricity occurring in Rampal. This is dangerous for the environment in that area, which could
damage the biggest mangrove forest in the world, Sundarban. Additionally, it could affect the animals,
such as deer, monkeys and the rare species of Bengal Tigers. This is a place which is one of the
UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Bangladesh is a small country, with only 7% of forests. This can be threatened due to the
environmentally damaging coal-driven source of electricity. Since, the environment and sustainability
have become topics of great interest, where governments are more involved in contributing to
improved environmental standards; the same notion should be seen with equal importance in
Bangladesh. However, so far the Bangladeshi government has failed to do so.
We are not against Rampal, since we understand the need for electricity, but we wish that this area
would be free from anything that is potentially damaging for the environment. Therefore, we
Bangladeshis from around the world have come together to raise awareness regarding this matter.