Tuesday, June 25, 2019 | ePaper

Concerted efforts to ensure safe habitat for slum dwellers stressed

  • Print



Speakers at a meeting observed that concerted efforts of all the entities concerned has become crucial for ensuring safe habitat for the slum dwellers as they contribute to the society in many ways.  They viewed that improving living and livelihood condition of the distressed and underprivileged population side by side with ensuring their peaceful existence is one of the preconditions to overall development of the nation. So, importance should be given on the issue.
They came up with the observation recently while addressing a view-sharing meeting titled "Problems and Way-out of Slum Dwellers Habitat in Rajshahi City" at conference hall of Coffee Bar Restaurant in Rajshahi.Bangladesh Resource Centre for Indigenous Knowledge (BARCIK), a research-based development organization, arranged the meeting in association with various youth organizations including Barind Education, Cultural and Diversity Protection Centre.
During his concept paper presentation, BARCIK Regional Coordinator Shahidul Islam
gave an overview of the slum dwelling people along with their vulnerabilities. It was
also addressed, among others, Freedom Fighter Toybur Rahman, national environment award winning farmer Yousuf Ali Mollah, Business leader Sekendar Ali and General Secretary of Rajshahi Rakkha Sangram Parishad Jamat Khan.Some slum-dwelling people, who took part in the meeting, also shared the views on the issue depicting their grim picture.
The speakers unanimously noted that the slum dwellers in Rajshahi city areas should be given the scopes of getting safe drinking water, sanitation, housing and education facilities with ultimately goal of improving their living and livelihood conditions.  They urged the authorities concerned to keep for special allocation for the population in the annual budget and international donor agencies to extend their furthermore cooperation in this field.
Shahidul Islam said the poor, extremely poor and other underprivileged populations in the slum areas face eviction and various other problems related to water and airborne diseases as they suffer a lot due to constraints of safe drinking water and sanitation.

More News For this Category

Chief of Army Staff General Aziz Ahmed inaugurated a building of Baridhara Scholars International School and College in the city on Monday.

Chief of Army Staff General Aziz Ahmed inaugurated a building of Baridhara Scholars International School and College in the city on Monday.

President asks SSF to keep in mind VVIPs public relations aspect

President M Abdul Hamid asked the elite Special Security Force (SSF) to maintain good relation, intense communication and coordination with all associate agencies to ensure full proof security to VVIPs

Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Aurangzeb Chowdhury planted a sapling at its Headquarters in the city's Banani on Monday as part of National Tree Plantation Campaign organised by Bangladesh Navy.

Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Aurangzeb Chowdhury planted a sapling at its Headquarters in the city's Banani on Monday as part of National Tree Plantation Campaign organised by Bangladesh Navy.

Director General of Bangladesh Water Development Board Mahfuzur Rahman visited crossbar in Sirajganj on Monday

Director General of Bangladesh Water Development Board Mahfuzur Rahman visited crossbar in Sirajganj on Monday

Expired medicines must be removed from pharmacies by July 2, says Zahid

Health and Family Welfare Minister Zahid Maleque on Monday said all date-expired medicines must be removed from pharmacies by July 2 as the government will take stern action if any

Korean-Bangla cultural exchange programme in DU today

DU Correspondent :In order to cultural exchange between South Korea and Bangladesh a cultural exchange programme titled 'Korean-Bangla cultural exchange programme' will be held today (Tuesday) 3:00pm at Teacher-Student Center

'More manpower to be recruited for modernizing rail management'

Railways Minister Md Nurul Islam Sujan said an initiative has been taken to modernize the rail management by recruiting more manpower to remove all kinds of mismanagement and irregularities in

Family members of slain Engr. Fakrul Uddin Chowdhury, Organising Secretary of Swechchhasebok League of Dagonbhuiya Pourashava at a prèss conference in DRU auditorium on Monday demanding Prime Minister's interference for arrest and trial of those involved in killing Fakrul.

Family members of slain Engr. Fakrul Uddin Chowdhury, Organising Secretary of Swechchhasebok League of Dagonbhuiya Pourashava at a prèss conference in DRU auditorium on Monday demanding Prime Minister's interference for arrest and trial of those involved in killing Fakrul.

Call to highlight women's achievements

Jatiya Sangsad Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury underscored the need for highlighting outstanding contribution of women in different fields of development through research works.She said, "Women are performing brilliantly in

Future of Bangladesh formed a human chain in front of the Jatiya Press Club on Monday demanding cancellation of anti-people tax imposed on mobile phono.

Future of Bangladesh formed a human chain in front of the Jatiya Press Club on Monday demanding cancellation of anti-people tax imposed on mobile phono.