Sand Mining in Bangladesh Requires Integrated Approach

Posted: 2011-09-19

A Seminar on the “Importance of Integrated Management in Mining Sand from the Riverbeds of Bangladesh” was conducted by SOUL (Save Our Urban Life) on August 24, 2011, with financial assistance from GWP Bangladesh.

The benefits and limitations of sand mining were discussed and Tauhidul Anwar Khan, GWP Bangladesh’s Secretary General, presented the keynote paper which highlighted unplanned and mismanaged sand mining. He also presented the government’s draft plan which recommends the integrated management of mining sand from the riverbeds. Around 70 participants attended from government, non-governmental organizations, and print and broadcast media.

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