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  18 May 2022, 20:56

Char areas full of possibilities for country's economy 

DHAKA, May 18, 2022(BSS) - State Minister for Water Resources Zahid Faruk 
said a large part of the river-centric Bangladesh is Char area which is full 
of possibilities for country's economic growth for its large number of 
population and a vast area of fertile land.

"The government has taken a number of projects to reduce the hunger and 
poverty of the people living in the char areas as most of them are being 
deprived of basic needs," said Zahid Faruk.

The state minister was addressing a workshop titled 'Long-term Impact of the 
Char Development and Settlement Project and Strategic Planning for a 
Sustainable Future' at Multipurpose Hall Room of Pani Bhaban in the capital 
today.

The government has been working like a developed country in terms of 
combating the impacts of climate change and thus, Prime Minister Sheikh 
Hasina has introduced the delta plan-2100, he said, adding, "Tackling the 
effects of climate change is mandatory for sustainable development".

A number of projects are underway to make the deprived people of costal area 
happy, he added.

Later, Zahid faruk unveiled the cover of the book 'New Land, New Life' on the 
occasion.  

Senior Secretary Kabir Bin Anwar presided over the workshop while Deputy 
Minister of the Ministry of Water Resources A K M Enamul Hoque Shamim, MP, 
addressed as special guest.

Director General of Bangladesh Water Development Board Fazlur Rashid, First 
Secretary at the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands Folkert G.J de 
Jager and Program Officer of IFAD Mariel Zimmermann, among others, were 
present on the occasion.
 

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