The organisations challenging plans for opencast miningĀ at Phulbari in Bangladesh by Asia Energy (owned by London-based GCM Resources) gave an ultimatum on Tuesday to withdraw its local offices by March 30. The local unit of the National Committee to Protect Oil, Gas, Mineral Resources, Power and Ports and the Phulbari Peshajibi Sangathan said the company must remove its two offices from Phulbari by that date. The establishments will be destroyed if the company fails to heed to the demand by March 30, the protesters threatened.
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