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Union Level Consultation Workshop on Formation of WMO (WMG &WMA) at Gerda UP

Md.Zahidur Rahman Zahid, Chairman 11 no. Gerda UP, Sadar, Faridpur presided over the function. Mr.Ataul Haq, DTL, ISPMC, BWDB attended in inaugural session as a chief guest. Mr. C.M. Wijayaratna, International Consultant at presented in the workshop as a chief guest. Other respective experts and PMO officials were also present in the workshop. Mr. Chairman became happy after seeing the high officials of BWDB in the workshop. Before he attended a lot of workshop in the UP but never seen a huge number of high official at a time. So he thought that no doubt it is an important projects of the Government of Bangladesh. In this regards, he informed the audience, we should give more attention and cooperation is important then the Chairman inaugurated the workshop. The Holly Quran and Geeta were cited in the workshop by participants, and after that participants were introduced himself one by one with their names, address and occupation.

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Union Level Consultation Workshop on Formation of WMO (WMG & WMA) at Tuzarpur UP

Md. Kamalur Rahman Talukdar,PC,ISPMC, stated as like as previous day speech and also informed them maximum project was prepared following "Top Down approach", people participants was totally ignored so that those project was not success/sustain. For this why, we will follow peoples participation as well as "Bottom Up approach" for the project sustainability. During planning and implementation of the project activities, yours (peoples) opinion would be included. Mr. Talukder also stated that a heavy flood was occurred in our country in 1954 then EP-WAPDA established in 1959. In the present decade, BWDB have been successfully implemented some related project such as Gonga-Kopotakho Irrigation Project, Pabna Irrigation Project, Barisal Irrigation Project, Teesta Irrigation Project etc. Already peoples are benefited by those projects. Then he requested them to contribute your opinion in open discussion session.

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Union Level Consultation Workshop on Formation of WMO (WMG & WMA) at Gatti UP

Welcome speech given by Md .Abdur Razzak, Assistant Chief of SWP-AF, BWDB-Faridpur. He stated the goal and objectives of this project very clearly. He also said the history of BWDB, importance of BWDB to enhance of agriculture & fish production, development of socio-economic condition, civil works (sluicegate, regulator, Canal, beel excavation, construction of embankment etc.). He hope that the SW project will play an effective role to mitigate the water logging problems in this areas. So there is a need to form WMG as well as WMA in your areas. This workshop is the first step to start the program in this areas. Required agriculture, fisheries and civil works would be taken to implement the project, As a result, water logging problem will be solved and agricultural production will be increased due to training, field demonstration, farmers field school, exposure visit etc.

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Union Level Consultation Workshop on Formation of WMO (WMG & WMA) at Togarband UP

Md. Amimul Ehsan, Assistant Chief, Fisheries, BWDB, SAIWRPMP-AF said that there is a long history behind the establishment of this organization. I want to say that before the independent, it was EPWAPDA and after the freedom, the name has been changed as BWDB. Previously we follow Top-Down approach but presently followed Bottom-UP approach. For this reason we are here to your native village. We will work together through participatory ways and we have a program for repair embankment, excavation or re-excavation of canal, prepare or repair sluicegate and regulator etc and we will try to solve water logging problems in your areas.As a result, agricultural, fisheries production will be increased and finally country will be developed. It is our working strategy. We would like to establish these types of civil works and then it will be handed over to your community peoples as well as “Water Management Group-WMG”. So immediately we are going to form WMG by following water management rules-20

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Union Level Consultation Workshop on Formation of WMO (WMG & WMA) at Dheukhali UP

Md. Kamalur Rahman Talukdar, Project Coordinator of SAIWRPMP-AF stated that there is a long history behind the establishment of this organization BWDB. Following the recurrent flooding occurred in three consecutive years from 1954 to 1956, food production reduced remarkably and the country was about to face a severe catastrophe. A huge amount of food was imported to cope up with the situation. Even then the price of food grains was so high that most of the ordinary consumers did not have capacity at all to buy those. In this context, a mission, led by J Krugg, former Secretary to the US government, was constituted to make recommendation for resolving the crisis. He requested to all the participants to coordinate & cooperation to our team for successful the project implementation activities. It is your project not to others. We will work to reduce water logged crisis to your areas by following participatory way as well as maintaining "Bottom Up approach". Our main objectives are to enha

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Union Level Consultation Workshop on Formation of WMO (WMG & WMA) at Chatul UP

Md. Abdur Razzak, Assistant chief of SAIWRPMP-AF, BWDB, Faridpur who address the BWDB activities in a nutshell. Now BWDB do the works only civil work but they also do work on the multidimensional development works like- increase agriculture & fisheries production, development of Scio-economical works, livelihood development, women empowerment and nutritional activities etc. He has given special thanks to community peoples of Chatul Union for attending the meeting. He said BWDB doing work on water Resources Management by using the procedure of people’s participation. He has explained the main objectives of the SAIWRPMP-AF in the Southwest region of Bangladesh. He discussed the needs of WMGs & WMAs formation by the peoples participation because without participation; WMGs will not well functioning. By this project, drainage systems will be developed in your areas. Today we will form a “Foundation Committee”. Honorable UP chairman will declare the committee members name. Then steps by ste

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Union Level Consultation Workshop about Formation of WMO (WMG & WMA) at Talma UP

Md. Maksudur Rahman, Mid-level WMO Specialist, ISPMC, SAIWRPMP-AF, Faridpur who said that it is a continuation of SW project 1st phase of BWDB. This project is started in your areas as behind the success of Southwest 1st phase project in Narail district. This project will work to establish or repairing some civil works like canal/khal excavation/re-excavation, sluicegate, regulator establishing/repair, construction of embankment etc. because of recovery of water logging crisis. So that we will work infrastructural development, improve socio-economic status, increase agriculture, fisheries, and also livelihood development as well. These works will be implement by the maintaining “Participatory Water Management Rules-2014. In this workshop, Mr. Kamal Hossain, respected members of Zilap arisad, Faridpur who were also present in this workshop and delivered his valuable speech on behalf of his father, Chairman of Talma UP. He thanks to all participants to attended this workshop though his f

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Union Level Consultation Workshop on Formation of WMO (WMG & WMA) at Shotokhali UP

Md. Abdur Razzak, Assistant Chief & Sociologist of SAIWRPMP-AF, Faridpur stated that there is a long history behind the establishment of this organization. Following the recurrent flooding occurred in three consecutive years from 1954 to 1956, food production reduced remarkably and the country was about to face a severe catastrophe. A huge amount of food was imported to cope up with the situation. Even then the price of food grains was so high that most of the low income consumers did not have capacity at all to buy those. In this context, a mission, led by J A Crug, former Secretary to the US government, was constituted to make recommendation for resolving the crisis. On the basis of their recommendation water and power sector divided like- Bangladesh Water Development Board (BWDB) and Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB). Peoples believed that BWDB works only infrastructural development, not involve other sectors but presently those ideas is not correct. BWDB works in infrastru

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Union Level Consultation Workshop on Formation of WMO (WMG & WMA) at Shekhor UP

Welcome speech given by Mr. Md. Anisul Islam, Project Director of SAIWRPMP-AF, BWDB, Faridpur. He stated that we have successfully completed the same type of project at Narail district, for this reason, second phase has been approved and created a scope to work in the Faridpur region. This project will implement all activities by participatory approaches. So it is the first step to aware the peoples that what we will do and how we will do the work? We wants to remove the water logging problems in this areas by which agriculture land will be expanded. As because of that crop intensity as well as productivity will be increased. Though fish production will be decreased in open water bodies but we will increase fish production in close water bodies (culture fish) by using improve fish farming training with introducing high value fish species.So it need to form "Water Management Group-WMG".Today we will form a "Foundation Committee and after that Ad-hoc committee and WMG/WMA will be formed

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Union Level Consultation Workshop on Formation of WMO (WMG &WMA) at Barra Junior High School, Barra

Md. Kamalur Rahman Talukdar, Project Co-ordinator, ISPMC stated that in early days most of the project was prepared following "Top Down approach", people participants was totally ignored so that those project was not successful /not sustained. For this, we will follow people participation as well as "Bottom Up approach" for the project sustainability. During planning and implementation of the project activities, your (peoples) opinion would be included. Mr. Talukder also stated that a heavy flood was occurred in our country in 1954, & 1955, following this disaster, UN sent a mission known as Krugg mission, and on their recommendation a flood control plan was prepared and EP-WAPDA was established in 1959. Subsequently, BWDB have successfully implemented some related project such as Gonga-Kopotakhkho Irrigation Project, Pabna Irrigation Project, Barisal Irrigation project, Tista Irrigation Project etc. Already people have been benefited by those projects. Then he requested them to contri

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Union Level Consultation Workshop on Formation of WMO (WMG & WMA) at Manikdah UP

Mr. Matin delivered the welcome session and strongly emphasized to do the work with participatory way as well as "Bottom Up approach" for the sustainably of the project. After that he requested to the community peoples to take ownership of the project. He asked the peoples if some civil work such as Sluicegate, Embankment, re-excavation of canal, Regulator will be established in your areas then will you take O & M responsibilities yes or not ?. Everybody replied that yes. He again gave thanks to the attended participants.

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Union Level Consultation Workshop on Formation of WMO (WMG & WMA) at Krisnopur UP

Engineer Mr. Pizus Kanti Kundo, Executive Engineer who has given special thanks to attended community peoples of Krisnopur union. He said this project will implements with direct involvement of people’s participatory ways as well as “Bottom UP approach”. During heavy rain fall in this areas, low land area became overflow and finally a big areas are inundated with water as well as created a water logged area. In this issues, he explained the objectives of the SAIWRPMP-AF and also informed in audience which will be solved. He discussed the need involvement of people’s participation through forming WMGs & WMAs formation. By the project, drainage systems will be developed in your areas. For this reasons, land types will be changed. Cultivable land will be increased but open water areas will be reduced. The members of WMGs could be excavated of khal/canal by the maintaining of LCS processes.

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Union Level Consultation Workshop on Formation of WMO (WMG & WMA) at Koijhuri UP

Md. Abul Hashem, former chief Agronomist-Bangladesh Water Development Board (BWDB) and Agriculture Specialist of ISPMC, Faridpur who has given a special thanks to attend community peoples of Koijhuri union under Faridpur district. He said BWDB is doing work on water Resources Management through people’s participation. When heavy rainfall occurs in this areas then that time low land became overflowed and finally a huge areas are inundated with water as well as created water logging problem. He has explained the main objectives of the SAIWRPMP-AF in the Southwest region of Bangladesh. He discussed the needs of WMGs & WMAs formation by the peoples participation because without participation, WMGs will not well functioning. By the project, drainage systems will be developed in your areas. For this reasons, land types will be changed. Cultivable land will increased but open water areas will reduced.

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Union Level Consultation Workshop on Formation of WMO (WMG &WMA) at Kawlibera UP

Md. Kamalur Rahman Talukdar, PC, ISPMC stated that there is a long history behind the establishment of this organization. Following the frequent flooding occurred in three consecutive years from 1954 to 1956 and ultimately production of food decreased remarkably as a result the country faced a severe catastrophe. So a huge amount of food had to be imported to cope up with the situation. Even then the price of food grains was so high that most of the low income consumers did not have capacity at all to buy those. In this context, a mission, led by J A Krugg, former Secretary to the US government visited the flood affected area and made a recommendation for resolving the crisis. On the basis of recommendation, established the East Pakistan Water and Power Development Authority (EPWAPDA) in 1959. EPWAPDA was emerged following a government ordinance with two wings-water wing and power wing. After the independence, the EPWAPDA was abolished by a presidential announcement and two organizatio

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Union Level Consultation Workshop on Formation of WMO (WMG & WMA) at Chandra UP

Md. Ataul Haq, Deputy Team Leader (DTL) of SAIWRPMP-AF, Faridpur welcomed to all the attended participants to attend this workshop in time. Also thanks to honorable UP Chairman to attend this program in time. You will be happy to know that this project activities started in your areas as priorities basis and you are under the Chatlar-Fukurhat sub-project areas. We will work to WMG formation by the following "Participatory Water Management Rules-2014" which approved by the Bangladesh government. Today we will be formed Foundation Committee, then will form Ad-hoc committee and finally form Water Management Group (WMG) with 6 sub committees by step by step. Our main objectives are to increase agriculture &fisheries production, development of socio-economic condition of the community peoples by ensuring participatory water management as well as made sluicegate, re-excavation of main Khals and their branches, construction of embankment to reduce water logging problems. He hoped that all th

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Union Level Consultation Workshop on Formation of WMO (WMG & WMA) at Nasirabad UP

Md. Abul Hashem, former Principal Agronomist-Bangladesh Water Development Board (BWDB) and Agriculture Specialist of ISPMC, Faridpur who has given special thanks to attended community peoples of Nasirabad union. He has explained the main objectives of the SAIWRPMP-AF in the Southwest region of Bangladesh. He discussed the needs of WMGs & WMAs formation of the project as because without active participation & WMGs involvement, our project will not sustain or success. Hereafter Mr. Abdul Matin, Deputy Chief Extension Officer of PMO who has also given thanks to the attended peoples in this workshop. He also expressed his opinion that water board is trying to do the work timely and your active participation is needed.Project description through Power Point Presentation (PPP) MD. Hafizur Rahman, Deputy Chief Extension Officer (DCEO), SAIWRPMP-AF, BWDB presented the WMO (WMG & WMA) formation & development processes one by one through PPP.He presented the previous day workshop slides which wa

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Union Level Consultation Workshop on Formation of WMO (WMG &WMA) at Hamirdi UP

Md. Ataul Haq, Deputy Team Leader (DTL) of SAIWRPMP-AF welcomed to all attended participants. He also gave a thanks to honorable UP Chairman & members to attend this program. First time we will work to your upazila area in priority basis. We will follow the Participatory Water Management Rules-2014. He requested to all the participants to coordinate & cooperate to our team for successful project implementation activities. It is your project not to others. We will work to reduce water logged crisis to your areas by following participatory way as well as maintaining "Bottom Up approach". Our main objectives are to enhance agricultural & fisheries production in this areas, so that different types of international/ national improve technology will introduce. Project will provide training to related community peoples, as a result peoples will learn more and apply to their fields for better production. Stakeholders will be benefited and our country will be developed. We hope all the success

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Union Level Consultation Workshop on Formation of WMO (WMG & WMA) at Bana UP

Md. Abul Hashem, former Chief Agronomist-Bangladesh Water Development Board (BWDB) and Agriculture Specialist of ISPMC, Faridpur who has given special thanks to all attended community peoples of Bana union under Alfadanga, Faridpur district. He said most of the peoples knows the name of WAPDA (Water and Power Development Authority) and he informed all types of establishment of construction like sluicegate, canal, regulator etc., are the WAPDA’s properties. Because there were no ownership of the local peoples. Over period, strategy has been changed. This project will be implemented by maintaining some rules like-participatory with Bottom-UP approach. That we have come to your village/areas to take proper decision. He said BWDB is doing work on water Resources Management by the participatory ways. He has explained the main objectives of the SAIWRPMP-AF in the Southwest region of Bangladesh. He discussed the needs of WMO (WMGs & WMAs) formation by the peoples participation because withou

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Union Level Consultation Workshop about Formation of WMO (WMG & WMA) at Ghaura UP

At the beginning of the session, all participants registered their name and filled-up the registration book and format by individual participants. CFs and SFs helped the participants to do it. Workshop was held at the Union Parishad of Ghaura which is situated within the sub unit area of WMA-03. After that Mr.Hurmuz Ali (mid-level WMO Specialist) welcomed the participants for day long workshop on Union level consultation. In absence of UP chairman, Panel Chairman Mrs. Mohitun Nesa presided over the function. Mr. Md Mafuzur Rahman, Chief ,OCWM,BWDB attended in inaugural session as a chief guest and Mr. Masud Karim and Mr.Ayub Ali, principal extension officer also participated in the workshop. PMO high officials and respective experts of ISPMC were present in the dais and other PMO officials were also present in the workshop. Mr. Chairman inaugurated the workshop. He requested the participants to share their knowledge to improve the activities. After that The Holly Quran and Geeta were c

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Union Level Consultation Workshop on Formation of WMO (WMG & WMA) at Arpara Place: Conference Room, Arpara UP,

Md. Aroz Ali Biswas, Chairman of 3 No Arpara UP presided over the function. Mr. Abdul Latif, Executive Engineer,O&M division, BWDB, Magura attended in inaugural session as a chief guest. Other respective experts and PMO officials were present in the dais of workshop. Mr. Chairman inaugurated the workshop. He requested the officials to implement the activities mainly to re- excavate the canals for irrigation purpose. During inaugural session, he advised to his members to contribute their experience in workshop.

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Union Level Consultation Workshop on Formation of WMO (WMG & WMA) at Bonagati UP

Md. Masud Karim, Principal Extension Officer of SAIWRPMP-AF, BWDB, Faridpur, said that today we are coming to your areas to aware about the southwest project. We want to work to your areas as participatory ways. He believed that different types of project activities will develop the socio-economic condition of this community. Here, agriculture, fisheries production will increase by implementing multidimensional activities. He hopes, all peoples as well as UP chairman, members of UP, elite persons, farmers and others peoples will help to our team to complete the project successfully. He believed that all attended persons have an own different works but avoiding your works, you have attended the workshop, so he expressed his grateful to this peoples. Again he said "Thank you all.

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