A project entitled Reinforcing Rural Resilience project would be implemented for 33,000 households of five river basin unions under Sundarganjupazila in the district in next few years.
Project manager Amal KumarPramanik said the project designed for three years from July, 2021 to June, 2024 would be implemented by Bangladesh Red Crescent Society (BDRCS), Gaibandha district unit for the 1,50,000 peoples of 33,00 households of Kapasia, Belka, Horipur, Tarapur and Chandipur unions under Sundarganjupazila in the district with the financial support of Swiss Red Cross.
The objective of the project is to increase the livelihoods and food security through reducing disaster risk, he said adding that to improve access to enhanced quality basic health care and Wash service for changing health and hygiene behavior is another objective of the project.
The components of the project include disaster risk reduction, natural resource management, livelihoods and food security, health, wash and capacity development, he continued.
Very recently, an inception workshop on the project was held at the conference room of Sundarganjupazila administration in the district on Wednesday with secretary of BDRCS, district unit, Rezaul Karim Reza in the chair.
Chairman of Gaibandha ZilaParishad and also chairman of BDRCS, district unit, Ataur Rahman Sarker addressed the function as the chief guest and upazila chairman AshrafulAlamSarker, UNO Mohammad Al- Maruf and Sanjib Biswas Sanjoy, deputy head of delegation of SRC, Dhaka were present at the event as the special guests.
Apart from it, Amitabh Sharma, country representative of SRC, Dhaka was also present as a guest of honor while project manager Amal Kumar Pramanik moderated the ceremony.
Earlier, Mohammad Jasim Uddin Kabir, senior manager of BDRCS, Dhaka made a power point presentation through multimedia projector.
At the opening of the meeting the welcome speech was done by member of the BDRCS, district unit MridulMostafiJhantu.
The speakers in their speeches emphasized for integrated efforts of all concerned to run the projecthere peacefully through achieving the goals and objectives of the project.
Chief guest Ataur Rahman Sarker in his speeches sought whole hearted cooperation of all stakeholders to make the project a grand success in the upazila through performing better coordination to the concerned.
Members of the BDRCS, district unit, Sultana Islam Dolly, ATM RezaunnabiRazu and Mojammel Hossain Jhilam and project officers Monimul Islam, Saiful Islam and finance officer KhurshidALam including journalists were present on the occasion.