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Project launched to supply safe, nutritious foods

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 28 August, 2020 12:00 AM
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Project launched to supply safe, nutritious foods

A project has been launched to ensure the supply of safe and nutritious foods as well as smooth market management to tackle novel coronavirus crisis.

Babor Ali Mir, zonal executive officer of zone-3, Dhaka South City Corporation, inaugurated the project as a chief guest at a ceremony at Haji Golam Morshed Community Centre at Bakshi Bazar in the capital yesterday.    

With the financial support of USAID, Unnayan Sangha and Arced Foundation, will jointly implement the project titled ‘EatSafe: Evidence and Action towards Safe, Nutritious Food: Covid-19 Response’ in association with Switzerland-based NGO Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN).

The event, organized by GAIN, was informed that ensuring nutritious and safe foods among the people has become a challenging due to Corona crisis.

Chaired by Sheikh Mohammad Jahidul Islam, president of Islambagh City Corporation Wet Market, Dr Rudaba Khandker, country director of GAIN Bangladesh, Rafiqul Alam Molla, executive director of Unnayan Sangha, Abdur Rashid, joint secretary of Islambagh Wet Market, among others, spoke on the occasion.     

Babor Ali Mir, in his speech, said it is essential to take safe and nutritious foods along with following the health rules at the time of pandemic.