One person was killed, about ten were injured during the riots in Bangladesh caused by the government’s plans to build a coal power plant, Reuters reports. The company plans to build a 265 km from the capital Dhaka.
The project worth $ 2.4 billion implemented by local authorities together with China. Earlier, local newspaper The Daily Star wrote that the power plant of 1320 MW erected in the city of Chittagong.
Local residents oppose the project. They fear that the construction of a destructive nature. In particular, in their opinion, the station can damage the sensitive mangrove forests. They are in a national Park the Sundarbans. In 1987 he was included in the list of world heritage of UNESCO.
On signing the agreement on construction of power station in Chittagong was reported in December 2013. According to Reuters, the project is expected to be completed by the end of 2019.
In April of last year, the media reported that the villagers Gondomar, located near Chittagong, came out to protest against the construction work. During the meeting there was a scuffle between protesters and police, as well as supporters of the station. The guards were forced to open fire on the attackers. As a result, four demonstrators were killed, over 15 wounded. Also injured 11 police officers.
In January 2017 continued to clash. Reuters reported that it was attended by about 200 protesters who took to the streets of Dhaka. To disperse the crowd, police used tear gas and rubber bullets. About the victims was not reported. However, protest organizers reported that more than 50 activists were injured.