RAJSHAHI: Roads and drains in slum and other underprivileged areas in Rajshahi City Corporation (RCC) will be constructed for improving their living standard, reports BSS.
The RCC and the Urban Development Programme (UDP) of BRAC will jointly implement the development programmes for improving living and livelihood condition of the poor and disadvantaged population. City Mayor AHM Khairuzzaman Liton revealed this while inaugurating some of the uplift programmes involving Taka 93.81 lakh in Koyerdara area on Monday.He also addressed a community meeting as the chief guest.
RCC Panel Mayor Shariful Islam, Ward Councilor Nizam-ul-Azim and Chief Conservancy Officer Sheikh Mamun and Brac UDP Regional Coordinator Farzana Parveen also spoke on the occasion.
Liton said concerted efforts of all government and non-government entities concerned have become crucial for reduction of urban poverty as different issues like water and sanitation are closely linked to improving standard of underprivileged people in the city.
Farzana Parveen highlighted objectives of the five-year project and its activities and implementation strategy.
She said around 70,000 populations from 18,400 households living in different slum areas in the city will get scopes of improving their living and livelihood conditions through availing different facilities from the UDP in phases.
The project is intended to ensure safe drinking water, sanitation, housing and education facilities to the slum dwellers for improving their living and livelihood conditions, she informed.