Press release : BEN-Australia, contributed AU $1600

Press release : BEN-Australia, contributed AU $1600

BEN-Australia, the Australian Chapter of Bangladesh Environment Network (BEN), which is a global network of non-resident Bangladeshis (NRB), has contributed AU $1600 (sixteen hundred Australian dollar, equivalent to about Tk 97,000) as its regular annual contribution to BEN central fund to support Bangladesh Poribesh Andolon (BAPA), the pro-environment organization in Bangladesh that is mobilizing people and working vigorously for the protection of Bangladesh environment.


The cheque for the amount was handed over to Professor Anu Muhammad, a social activist and BAPA member, who is currently visiting major cities of Australia to speak about Bangladesh’s energy problems and the environmental implications of various energy options, including open pit mining at Phulbari in Bangladesh. The cheque was handed over by Kamrul Ahsan Khan, Coordinator of BEN-Australia.

Many academics from the Australian National University (ANU), Canberra University, local environmentalists, and leaders of AidWatch were present at the ceremony. It has been several years now, that BEN-Australia has been contributing to Bangladesh Poribesh Andolon (BAPA) through BEN’s central fund.

BEN-Australia is undertaking various programs to mobilize NRBs in Australia to support the environment movement of Bangladesh and protect the country from an environmental disaster. It is now planning to hold events in July-August to celebrate 10 years of BEN, which was launched in the United States on July 10, 1998.

Prof. Anu Muhammad thanked BEN-Australia members for their continued support to the environment movement of Bangladesh

Press release
BEN team

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