Reduction of demand for Mercury in mercury containing products

Mercury PicNGO News Report :: Environment and Social Development Organization-ESDO in association with United Nations Environment Programme-UNEP are going to organize an inception workshop on a mercury project in Bangladesh.

The inception workshop on “Reduction of demand for mercury, in mercury containing products in Bangladesh” will be held on March 5, 2015, Thursday at 10:30 am to 1:00 pm at Taj Lily Green, House # 751, 11th floor, Satmasjid Road, Dhanmondi, Dhaka.

Dr. Abu Jafor Mahmood, Professor (Retired), Department of Chemistry, University of Dhaka will accompany with Syed Marghub Murshed, Former Secretary, Gov. of Bangladesh and Chairperson of ESDO; Dr. Shahriar Hossain, Co-Chair, Asian Center for Environmental Health and UNEP Mercury Expert and Siddika Sultana, Executive Director, ESDO.

Professional experts from different government ministries, departments and Universities (DU, JU, BUET, BCSIR, City Corporation, BSTI, BDS, BARC, BPDB, Manufacturers Association etc.) and tread organizations representatives will attend.

The call to action and the workshop are both designed to encourage the effort towards the ratification and early implementation of the Minamata Convention on Mercury and facilitate use of the provisions so as to manage mercury-added products in an environmentally sound manner.

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