Volume 2, Issue 1, March 2017, Page: 10-15
Environmental Impact Assessment of Lebukhali Bridge Construction Project over the River of Paira, Bangladesh
Md. Shafiqul Islam, Department of Geography and Environment, Dhaka University, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Md. Sagirul Islam Majumder, The United Graduate School of Agricultural Science, Kagoshima University, Japan
Irteja Hasan, Department of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation, Patuakhali Science and Technology University, Dumki, Bangladesh
Tania Yeasmin, Department of Geography and Environment, Dhaka University, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Mohammad Kabirul Islam, Department of Soil Science, Patuakhali Science and Technology University, Dumki, Bangladesh
Md. Mustafizur Rahman, Agriculture Training Institute, Faridpur, Bangladesh
Nazmul Huq Hawlader, Department of Seed Science and Technology, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh, Bangladesh
Israt Sultana, Bangladesh Coastal Development Foundation, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Received: Mar. 21, 2017;       Accepted: Apr. 15, 2017;       Published: Jun. 2, 2017
DOI: 10.11648/j.jeece.20170201.13      View  2399      Downloads  200
Abstract
This study focuses the possible impact assessment on environment of Lebukhali Bridge construction project which area is located in southern coastal part of Bangladesh. The main purposes of the study are to identify and analyse the potential environmental impacts, suitable alternatives and preparing environmental mitigation plan of this project. Both primary and secondary data were collected in doing this research. Primary data, such as the opinion from Union parishad offices, local NGOs, local people has been collected through in depth interview. Secondary data, such as statistics and reports on the parameter of environmental impacts, equation of Environmental Impact Value (EIV), procedure of Environmental Management Plan (EMP), was collected from past study reports, books and journals etc. The major environmental impact would be air pollution, water pollution and waste siltation, river erosion, migration, loss of Agricultural land etc. Environmental impact assessment is designed on the basis of ecological, physico-chemical and human interest. Environmental management plan prepared to minimize and control of negative impacts during pre-construction, construction and operation/management stages for its sustainability. The study found that there are no significantly sensitive ecological, physicochemical socio-cultural impact in the area. The environmental impact value was estimated +2 (Positive two) shows the acceptance of this project. This bridge will help to mitigate the transportation problem as well as increase the socio-economic development of southern coastal region of Bangladesh.
Keywords
Environmental Impact Assessment, Mitigation, Bridge Construction, Bangladesh
To cite this article
Md. Shafiqul Islam, Md. Sagirul Islam Majumder, Irteja Hasan, Tania Yeasmin, Mohammad Kabirul Islam, Md. Mustafizur Rahman, Nazmul Huq Hawlader, Israt Sultana, Environmental Impact Assessment of Lebukhali Bridge Construction Project over the River of Paira, Bangladesh, Journal of Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering. Vol. 2, No. 1, 2017, pp. 10-15. doi: 10.11648/j.jeece.20170201.13
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