POST TIME: 2 November, 2019 00:00 00 AM
45,000 families to become self-reliant in six years
BSS, Rajshahi

45,000 families to become self-reliant in six years

Rajshahi City Corporation (RCC) Panel Mayor Shariful Islam Babu has said RCC believes in balanced urbanisation process with providing civic services to the city dwellers and improving living and livelihood conditions of the poor and marginalized population. He was addressing a stakeholder consultation titled “Livelihood Improvement of Urban Poor Communities (LIUPC)” at the city bhaban conference hall here on Thursday afternoon as the chief guest.

Executive Chairman of Power and Participation Research Centre (PPRC) Dr Hossain Zillur Rahman, its Senior Fellow Abdul Wazed and Deputy Technical Adviser cum Project Manager of IPE Global, India Sriparna Sanyallyer also addressed the meeting with RCC Chief Executive Officer Shawgatul Alam in the chair. Babu said in near future, the corporation will make the city as smart through freeing it from all sorts of social curses including child marriage, drug-addiction and violence against women and children.

Taking part in open discussion, RCC Ward Councilors and members of the civil society put forward a set of recommendations to attain the goal of ensuring balanced urbanissation.  The meeting was told the city corporation has been implementing the LIUPC programme in cooperation with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in order to make around 45,000 more poor and marginal families self-reliant within the next six years through diversified interventions. RCC Executive Engineer Nur Islam said the project has been designed to achieving long-term sustainable growth by eradicating urban poverty and Sustainable Development Goals by 2030.