Easy access must for sustainable dev
Easy access to pure drinking water, sanitation and health services must be provided in rural areas to ensure sustainable development in the country, said discussants at a workshop yesterday.
The government's comprehensive plan and public-private partnership are the main prerequisites to ensure people's rights to water, sanitation and health services, they said.
The NGO Forum for Public Health, and the Bangladesh Centre for Advanced Studies (BCAS) in support with Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) organised the workshop in the capital to share experiences from their project on water, sanitation and hygiene being implemented in 47 unions of 13 districts.
BCAS Executive Director Dr A Atiq Rahman said the people's capacity must be enhanced to deal with the impacts of climate change.
NGO Forum Executive Director SMA Rashid urged the government to revamp different projects related to arsenic issue.
Otherwise, arsenic-related diseases might spread again, he warns.
Principal Secretary of the Prime Minister's Office Abdus Sobhan Sikder, Buet teacher Dr Mujibur Rahman and DPHE Chief Engineer Khaleda Ahsan also spoke at the workshop.