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Dealing with Impacts of Climate Change

Spl adaptation progs taken for Haor, Barind areas

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 26 November, 2022 12:00 AM
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Spl adaptation progs taken for Haor, Barind areas

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Environment, Forest and Climate Change Minister Md Shahab Uddin on Friday said the government is implementing ecosystem-based adaptation system in Barind and Haor areas of the country to deal with the adverse impacts of climate change.

As part of this, re-excavation of canals, bevels, ponds and afforestation is being done in the Hakaluki Haor area of Sylhet division. Similarly, in Barind area of Rajshahi and Rangpur divisions, digging of ponds and canals and afforestation activities are being implemented for rainwater harvesting, he said.

The environment, forest and climate change minister said these while addressing the inaugural ceremony of re-excavation of Madhabchhara Canal, 3 Bills and 18 Ponds under the Ecosystem Based Approaches to Adaptation in the Drought Prone Barind Tract and Haor Wetland Area (EBA) project at Sujanagar under Baralekha upazila of Moulvibazar district.

The local Department of Environment implementing the project.

Baralekha upazila parishad chairman Shoeb Ahmad, Baralekha municipality mayor Abul Imam Md Kamran Chowdhury, Moulvibazar district water development board executive engineer Akhtaruzzaman and EBA project director AKM Rafiqul Islam were present in the ceremony as the special guests.

Addressing on the occasion as the chief guest, Shahab Uddin said necessary trainings are being provided to the government officials and local people for increasing their capacity on ecosystem-based adaptation approaches.

As part of the adaptation programme, environment and ecosystem-friendly alternative employment arrangements, including medicinal plant cultivation, fish farming, and various types of fruit cultivation will be taken up for the local people, he said.

The minister said the impacts of climate change will be dealt with by involving people from all walks of life.