The Rampal Power
station is situated in
Rampal Upazila of
Bagerhat district in
Khulna Bangladesh. It
will be the biggest power
station in our country.
Sponsor: Bangladesh-India Friendship Power Company
Pvt. Ltd. (BIFPCL)
Parent company: Bangladesh Power Development
Location: Khulna, Bangladesh
Gross Capacity: 1320 MW (2 x 660 MW)
Project in service: 2018
o The capital which might be equivalent to US $1.5 billion, will
be taken as bank loans with help from the NTPC.
o India and Bangladesh will fund the remaining 30% equally
In August 2010, this project was signed between Bangladesh
Power Development Board (BPDB) and India's state-owned
National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC)
On January 29, 2012, the Bangladesh Power Development
Board signed an agreement with NTPC to build the plant
Agreed to implement the project by 2016.
The BPDB and the NTPC agreed to implement the project
on a 50:50 equity basis.
The NTPC will set up and operate the plant
• The government of Bangladesh rejects the
allegations would adversely affect the world’s
largest mangrove forest.
• Importing high quality coal, build a 275 meters
high chimney, Use high art technology
• Construction of power plant at Rampal the ecosystem will be
largely affected due to traffic movements, oil and chemical
spillage and dredging.
• The project will use deep tube wells and water of the Posur
River for washing coal, which will push ground level water
down and will completely destroy the ecosystem of the river
(The EIA report prepared by Dr. Abdullah Harun )
• Transferring activities, shipping and barging activities at
Akram point will generate noise create disturbance to the
wildlife of the Sundarban.
• Different types of wastes like the residue of the coal, ballast
water, bilge water, oil etc produced from the Ships will be
discharged to the river system and these will pollute the
• Ballast water, oil spillage and coal dropping might affect
on Mangrove plants.
According to the (WHC)
• The Sundarban’s
mangrove forest is the
habitat of a wide range of
flora;334 Flora species
and 693 fauna species
• 315 species of waterfowl, raptors
and nine species of kingfisher
and the magnificent white bellied
sea eagle. The area is habitat or
the Royal Bengal tiger and other
threatened species,such as the
estuarine crocodile and the
• If Rampal power Station came
into reality these species will die
or go away.
We will get light by killing and
push away our pride Sudarban’s
Natural beauty and precious
• We are not against the project but against building of the
power plant in Rampal. The project can be transferred
anywhere else, far from the Sundarban to protect it . The
experts and environmentalists are really worried about the
Rampal. A great number of concerned people are protesting
against this project.
• The government itself is violating environment law by
constructing coal-based power plant at Rampal .
The Daily Star
October 02, 2013
Rampal power plant article by
(Talukdar Rasel Mahmud)
(UNESCO investigates environmental
impact of Sundarbans coal plant )
by Pinaki Roy, March 31, 2016
Education, Science and
website7 August 2016
(RampalPower PlantVs Sundarban)
byDr Nargis Banu