Swedish MP focuses on Environmental Pollution in Bangladesh-News Today

Two members Swedish Parliament Delegation meets with Environment and Social Development Organisation team on Monday at its office in the city. They discussed different environmental issues and emphasised environmental pollution in Bangladesh, particularly e-waste pollution, traffic and urban pollution. Johns Holm and Nooshi Dadgoster, members of Swedish Parliament, meet ESDO team as part of their five-day visiting Bangladesh, says a press release. Swedish left party member Johns Holm said, we are now in a serious environmental degradation era and need to work together to protect our planet Earth. He said Bangladesh is one of the most vulnerable countries for environmental pollution and population. So to achieve sustainable development goals these two issues in Bangladesh is most challenging. Holm appreciates and encourages ESDO initiatives on chemical management and particularly successful campaign on e-waste, plastic pollution and lead free painting in Bangladesh and the region. ESDO chairperson and former secretary Syed Marghub Mourshed welcomed the Swedish parliamentary delegation. He expressed gratitude and thanks to the delegation, and said as we have a long relationship with Sweden and better understanding, we can achieve SDGs goal and the challenges together. Syed Mourshed urged for knowledge, technology transfer and funding for people centered environmental initiatives. Amongst others, Mohibul Ezdani khan, county counselor, Stockholm County Council; Professor Abu Jafor Mahmood, Department of Chemistry, University of Dhaka; Dr. Nazmul Ahsan Kolimullah, Pro-VC, Bangladesh University of Professionals (BUP); and Professor Dr. Md. Abul Hashem, Department of Chemistry, Jahangirnagar University. Dr. Shahriar Hossain, Secretary General of ESDO, Siddika Sultana, Executive Director of ESDO represented their work, knowledge and opinion on the above mentioned issues in Bangladesh.

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