Monday, July 11, 2011

Sparks protests in Bangladesh deal us gas

Monday, July 11, 2011

A six-hour general strike, whose Teilnehmer require that the Government of the country a gas business with U.S. energy cancel, have giant ConocoPhillips in Bangladesh, local media began said on Sunday.

Last month, Bangladesh Government one contract product-sharing to explore with ConocoPhillips gas in deep waters of the Bay of Bengal. The company said exploration in two areas of 1,992 square miles as quickly as possible will start, and that it must result in seismic surveys in two blocks with water depths of 0.6 miles to km.

The Pact compromise believe Bangladesh officials say the deal will help meet demand for energy increasing the land, but activists, the general strike organized Bangladesh interests.

Video footage of ATN Bangla TV channel of featured a group of angry demonstrators, the destruction of a car on the streets. Security officers cordoned off the Office of the protesters in downtown Dhaka Purana Paltan area.

Dozens of activists were arrested during a strike of half-day in Bangladesh in the capital Dhaka on Sunday, said the Web resource 22.03.

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