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25 January, 2020 00:00 00 AM
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RCC opens Tk 5cr schemes for uplifting marginal people

BSS, Rajshahi

Rajshahi City Corporation (RCC) authority here on Thursday inaugurated a Tk 5 crore infrastructure development schemes for improving living and livelihood condition of the city’s marginal population. The development schemes include construction of 15 hygienic latrines, 2,708 meters of footpaths and 818 meters of drains including slabs.

The RCC will implement the schemes under a project titled ‘Livelihoods Improvement of Urban Poor Communities (LIUPC)’ with financial support of DFID, UKaid, Government of Bangladesh and UNDP. City Mayor AHM Khairuzzaman Liton inaugurated the development schemes in four separate areas as the chief guest.

In the sideline of the opening events, Executive Engineer Nur Islam told the news agency that around 45,000 slum and marginal households will get scopes of improving their living and livelihood condition through the anti-poverty project in the city within next five years. He said the project is intended to achieve long-term sustainable growth by eradicating urban poverty and achieving Sustainable Development Goals by 2030.

The project has been designed to reach initially the underserved urban population in the city and to promote livelihoods and living conditions of 2.20 lakh poor people living in urban areas. Speaking on the occasion, Mayor Liton urged all concerned to discharge their duties with utmost sincerity and honesty for successful implementation of the project so that the target group of people can derive its total benefits.

He also sought the cooperation of his council members in this regard terming them as key-persons to implement the project successfully. RCC Ward Councilors concerned, community development leaders and other stakeholders were present on the occasion.

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Published by the Editor on behalf of Independent Publications Limited at Media Printers, 446/H, Tejgaon I/A, Dhaka-1215.
Editorial, News & Commercial Offices : Beximco Media Complex, 149-150 Tejgaon I/A, Dhaka-1208, Bangladesh. GPO Box No. 934, Dhaka-1000.

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