Dhaka, March 12 -- Legal action has been taken against 458 illegal brick kilns as part of the implementation of the Environment Ministry's 100 working days special action plan.

Of these, 209 brick kilns have been shut down.

Environment, Forest and Climate Change Minister Saber Hossain Chowdhury disclosed this information on Tuesday at a meeting held at the Secretariat to review the progress of the 100-day priority action plan programme.

He said that the campaign against more polluting brick kilns will continue through brick kiln trucks to control air pollution in the capital city of Dhaka.

Due to the use of technology, the officials will not have the opportunity to choose brick kilns according to their own choice, the minister said. ...