Formation of Coastal Development Board demanded in World Water Day meeting28 March 2023
Chattogram Bureau :
Alhaj Zafar Alam MP, Member of the Standing Committee on Environment, Forest and Climate Change of the National Parliament, said that due to climate change, 3 lakh people of Chakaria-Pekua Upazila of Cox's Bazar district are affected in various ways. Drinking water is not available easily in these areas.
Due to the increase in availability, salinity has started to have a negative effect on the livelihood of the common people, but it has not been possible to take effective measures to save from this damage.
"If the government forms a Coastal Development Board, it will be possible to adopt and implement the necessary plans taking into account the problems of the people of this coast. Therefore, a proposal to form the Coastal Development Board will be brought to the National Parliament in the upcoming National Parliament. At the same time, priority should be given to climate related projects in affected areas due to climate change. That is why the Ministry of Environment and Climate has to be proactive. If not, the suffering of the common people will increase due to the damage caused by this climate change."
Recently at the Chakaria Upazila Parishad Hall, water rights campaign, under Watermove campaign, made the above comments in the hearing organised jointly by ISDE Bangladesh, Participatory Research and Action Network-PRAN and Action Aid Bangladesh.Chaired by Vice President of CAB Central Committee and Executive Director of ISDE Bangladesh SM Najer Hossain, the chief guest at the water hearing was Member of Standing Committee on Environment, Forest and Climate Change of the National Parliament Alhaj¦ Zafar Alam, Vice Chairman of Upazila Parishad and General Secretary of Matamuhuri Upazila Awami League Maksudul Haque Chetta was the special guest.