Livelihoods Improvement of Urban Poor Communities Project (LIUPCP) has provided its ninety staffers with personal protective gears to encourage them in serving community people amid coronavirus situation.
The project staffs including 32 community facilitators, 25 socio economic nutrition volunteers and 11 community organizers got one apron, four hand sanitizers, one set gumboot, 30 masks and 50 hand gloves each.Rajshahi City Corporation (RCC) has been implementing the LIUPCP with financial support of DFID, Government of Bangladesh and UNDP for improving the living and livelihood condition of around 45,000 slum and marginal households in Rajshahi city.
RCC Mayor AHM Khairuzzaman Liton attended and addressed the gear distribution ceremony held at the city bhaban conference hall as the chief guest yesterday.
RCC Executive Engineer and Member Secretary of the project Nur Islam Tusser, Ward Councilor Towhidul Haque, Chief Community Development Officer Azizur Rahman and Socio Economic Officer Muhammad Zulfikar also spoke.
Liton called the project staffers as frontline workers, saying protection of the staffers from being infected with coronavirus is prerequisite for successful implementation of the project.
He said the city corporation has adopted diversified measures to free the city areas from the coronavirus pandemic and urged the project workers to supplement the efforts through their collective initiatives.
Nur Islam Tusser told the meeting that the LIUPC project aims to achieve long-term sustainable growth by eradicating urban poverty and 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 the urban areas.