Illegal brickfields

Shahrul Islam, Gaibandha Representative:

Violation of land law, there is no plague of law in the environment, dream of health protection, violation of consumer rights law in the name of paying income tax, all illegal brick kilns are running illegally day after day. As the administration officials pretended not to see, more than 200 illegal brickfields are being set up in the Upazila and district day after day. Of these, Palashbari Upazila has more than 30 brickfields.

This time a man named Khwaja Mia is illegally building a brickfield in Mahdipur mouza on his way to Mahdipur Union Parishad in Palashbari Upazila of Gaibandha district. He is constructing illegal brickfields in the expired chimney without heeding any rules and regulations. The construction workers have been working day and night. The present owner of the kiln has completed about 70 percent of the work of making the brick kiln in this chimney.

In this regard, the chairman of Mahdipur Union Parishad Touhidul Islam said, the brick kiln construction work in the expired chimney is being carried out at night by the owner of the kiln. He asked me for a license from the union council but I did not give it. I have also informed the Upazila administration about this verbally.

Palashbari Upazila Nirbahi Officer Kamruzzaman said necessary steps would be taken to investigate the matter.