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Govt will use ‘Brick Kiln Tracker’ to detect polluting brick kilns: Saber Hossain

Staff Reporter:

Environment, Forest and Climate Change Minister Saber Hossain Chowdhury said the government will use the Brick Kiln Tracker to help identify environmental polluters and illegal brick kilns and take appropriate legal action.

“It will be easier to stop illegal activities by identifying highly harmful brick kilns on a priority basis. As a result, it will be possible to reduce air pollution caused by brick kilns.”

The environment minister said these on Thursday while giving the president’s speech at the presentation of the Brick Kiln Tracker prepared to control the pollution of brick kilns in the meeting room of the ministry at the Bangladesh Secretariat.

“The Brick Kiln Tracker, based on IT and remote sensing technology, has been developed in a joint venture between the Department of Environment and the National University of Singapore,” he said.

He said monitoring and enforcement activities of the Department of Environment will be strengthened and successful with the help of this latest technology trucker with artificial intelligence.

Secretary of the Ministry Dr Farhina Ahmed, Additional Secretary (Environment) Sanjay Kumar Bhowmik, Director General of the Department of Environment Dr. Abdul Hamid and Professor of National University of Singapore Dr. Martin Mattsson along with senior officials of Ministry and Department of Environment were present in the meeting.

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