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

Place: Conference Room, Bonagati UP

Upazila: Salikha

District: Magura

Total Participant: 60 (Male-51, Female-9)

Date: 26/11/2017

Registration

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 Bonagati which is situated within the sub unit area. After that mid-level WMO specialist welcomed respective chairman, members, stakeholders and elite person the participants for day long Union level consultation workshop and requested the chairman to inaugural the workshop.

Inaugural session

Md. Boktiur Uddin Laskor, Chairman, Bonagati UP, Salikha, Magura presided over the function. Other respective experts and PMO officials were also present in the dais and in hall room. He requested the attended participants to take participate actively and advised them to contribution your ideaswhich will be helpful to our peoples as well as project development. Hereafter, Chairman inaugurated the workshop with clap of hands. After that the Holly Quaran and Geeta were cited in the beginning of the session and participants introduced himself one by one with including their name, address and occupation.

Welcome speech

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.

Project description through Power Point Presentation (PPP)

Md. Masud Karim, Principal Extension Officer, SAIWRPMP-AF, BWDB, Faridpur presented the WMO (WMG & WMA) formation & development processes one by one through PPP. He presented the slides of the previous day workshop. His presentation made a lively discussion. No doubt, participants enjoyed the session as well as they gave more emphasis and attention. At the end of the session, some participants arisen the question about activities of the project and what kind of support expect from the participants. He answered participants properly, every things will be shared with you one by one in time.

Open discussion session

After the presentation, an open discussion session was conducted to know problems on fisheries, agriculture, water logging and civil work etc. This session was mainly conducted by the respective experts. Enlisted the following problems on fisheries, agriculture and infrastructure, which will be included in SIP report to address it.

Discussed issues on

a. Agriculture: Water logging problem; only one crop cultivate in round the year; No Farmer Field School (FFS); lack of balance fertilizer; lack of good quality seeds and lack of agricultural training etc. Sometimes salinity is a problematic role in rice cultivation.

b. Fisheries: Lack of proper fish farming knowledge; lack of good quality fish fry/fingerlings; high rate of fish feed, unavailability of natural fish species in beel areas and as a whole, require improve technology on fish farming.

c. Civil work: Lack of sluicegate in front of Kuchiamorakhal; require 3 numbers of culvert in Hatbaria to Chabri areas; 1 vent sluicegate should be expanded (basis of water flow) and also need a sluicegate in the western side of Hatbaria. Main khalshould be excavated within 2018 and other branch & sub-branch khalshould excavate in next time by taking WMG members opinion.

Closing of Workshop

Md. Boktiur Uddin Laskor, Chairman, BonagatiUP,Salikha, Magura who specially thanked to all attended participants basically elite persons, UP members, BWDB officials those who spent their valuable time for this workshop. He agreed to all kind of cooperation will be given to the project. Then he formed 13 members of “Foundation Committee”with 3 female members by participatory ways and declared the name of the committee members simultaneously.

Lastly he ended the workshop with vote of thanks.

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