In 3rd regional conference on DRR and CCA speakers are said that, coastal communities can protect from climate change impact through creating coastal green belt, they emphasize on more tree plantation in the coastal region. They also said that 70 percent water, which comes from rainwater and Himalayas melting Ice are going into sea. If we can’t keep it in the upstream then coastal community will faces severe salinity and water logging situation.
Today Saturday, daylong conferences were held at City Inn Hotel of Khulna.
A renowned social development organization Jagrata Juba Shangha (JJS) organize this conference on DRR and CCA through the economic assistance of European Union and Netherland organizations for scientific research and the technical assistance of Concern Worldwide.
The conference are presided by Executive Director of JJS ATM Zakir Hossain at early moring, the Chief gust are Md, Abdus Samad, Divisional Commissionerm Khulna. There is also Special guest Dr. Nurul Quadir, Joint Secretary, MoEF and Khurshid Alam, Assistant Country Director, UNDP. Welcome speeches are provided by Md. Mahmudun Nabi Khan, Head of Coastal Program, Concern Worldwide. Key note are presented by Professor Dr. Dilip Kumar Datta, Environmental Science Discipline, Khulna University.
In the opening ceremony, chief guest of the conference, Khulna Divisional Commissioner Md. Abdus Samad said that, no settlement should build through closing pond and water space. There should have taking preservation initiatives for conserving these water bodies. He also said that government take different initiatives for conserving these water bodies, beside these NGOs should come forward to preserve water bodies in the coastal region. He also assures that divisional commissioner office will appreciate any initiatives of conserving sweat water bodies. He added that divisional commission recommend, Disaster and Relief Ministry to provide at least 30% allocation for digging pond and river of the TR and Food for work program money.
He said, we can build brick and tiles by using silt form Jamuna and Padma River and soil from sea and surrounding rivers. He recommend Khulna University and Khulna University of Engineering and Technology can initiate research based on these issues. City Corporation can recycle huge household waste, which pollute our surrounding environment. These recycled waste can use in the agricultural sector, which reduce the dependence on chemical fertilizer and increase the agricultural productivity. At last he said that we should demand charge to the develop nations for their Carbon emissions.
Special guest Dr. Nurul Quadir, Joint Secretary of MoEF said that, No business should consider on livelihood of people. Local adaptation strategy of coastal areas should represent in the international stage.
Special guest Khurshid Alam, Assistant Country Director of UNDP said that, there is should ensure equal distribution of resources. In this case, Japan would be a best example.
In this daylong conference key notes on different issues are presented by Associate Professor Dr. Tanjil Sowgat, URP Discipline, Khulna University, Project Coordinator Palash Kanti Halder, Concern Worldwide, Project Coordinator Zia Ahmed, JJS, Project Beneficiaries Abdul Kadir Mridha, Batiaghata, PNDCA member Sultana Mili and Khaleda Akhter.
In the discussion session on the presented issues there was Bureau chief Gauranga Nandi, District women affair officer Nargis Fatema Jamil, Unicef child safety program officer Md. Jamil Hassan, Probeshon officer of social service department Md. Shafiqul Islam, Executive engineer of public health department Md. Ali Asgor, Superintendent engineer of Khulna Development Authority Kazi Md. saberul Alam.