Tk 90cr EU grant for Sundarbans
The European Union (EU) will provide €10 million (Tk 90 crore) as grant to protect and manage the Sundarbans Reserve Forest (SRF).
To this effect, the government and the European Union Delegation in Dhaka yesterday signed a five-year agreement. The project is also aiming to protect people and nature in the Sundarbans, said a EU press release.
The EU will support the Department of Forest to assist communities living in the areas adjacent to the mangrove forest to improve their livelihoods development and help them in reducing their exposure to natural disasters.
The target locations of the programme will be the Sundarbans Reserved Forest and communities of Bagerhat, Khulna, Satkhira, Pirojpur and Barguna.