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Friday, 22 October 2010

Bangladesh will need about $2 billion in next 10 years to tackle the health risks from global warming, health minister A F M Ruhul Haque has said.

The minister, after attending a meeting on climate change on Thursday, told reporters that the exact amount could be confirmed by June next year.

"If the sea level rises by one metre as a consequence of the global warming, we will need a total of $2.08 billion between 2010 and 2021 to deal with the effects," Haque added.

An eight-charter Dhaka Declaration, which reflects the government concern in this regard, was read out at the meeting.

A total of 55 delegates from different countries, including 11 ministers, attended the meeting that discussed various measures to reduce the climate change effects. Moreover, 17 papers were presented at the meeting.

Experts predict that part of Bangladesh will go under water after 20 or 30 years. But no one seems to be worried about its effects on health, Haque added. This meeting mainly focuses on this sector.

Source: bdnews24.com

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