Unesco endorses Rampal power project

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PV Desk : The World Heritage Committee of UNESCO has withdrawn its earlier objection to the Rampal power plant project at its current location.

The decision was taken on Monday at the 41st session of the World Heritage Committee being held in Krakow, Poland, a foreign ministry statement said here today.

It has also spared the Sundarbans from being relegated to the List of World Heritage in Danger.

A high level inter-ministerial delegation led by Dr. Tawfiq-e-Elahi Chowdhury, BB, Adviser to the Prime Minister on Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Affairs, is participating in the meeting to defend Bangladesh’s position.

The 21-member World Heritage Committee decides on whether a cultural or natural site should be inscribed on the World Heritage List, monitors the state of conservation of the inscribed heritage sites, and can place a site on the World Heritage in Danger if found that the site is not being properly managed by the concerned State.