Netherlands to help building capacity in water sector

15th February, 2019 11:20:36 printer

Bangladesh and the Netherlands have signed two memorandums of understanding (MoUs) for capacity building of the water sector in Bangladesh, reports UNB.

The Water Resources Ministry signed the MoUs — one with Deltares, a prominent Dutch research organisation involved in water-related research, and the other with the IHE Delft Institute for Water Education, a world famous Dutch institution involved in pertaining education, training and research in the water sector.

Water Resources Secretary Kabir Bin Anwar and Science Director of Deltares Jaap Kwadijk and Rector of IHE Delft Prof Dr Eddy Moors signed the MoUs on behalf of their respective sides on February 13, said the Bangladesh Embassy in The Hague on Friday.

Bangladesh Ambassador to the Netherlands Sheikh Mohammed Belal joined the signing ceremony at the IHE Delft while Director General of Bangladesh Water Development Board Engr Md Mahfuzur Rahman was, among others, present.

The MoU with the Deltares will enable the Bangladesh ministry to have support from Deltares in water research, particularly in the fields of delta planning, river management, policy planning and implementation, management of floods and droughts, water quantity and quality, disaster management, coastal polder management as well as geotechnical, river and coastal engineering, etc.