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

Place: Maligram Govt. Primary School, Chandra UP

Upazila: Bhanga

District: Faridpur

Total Participant: 67 (Male-55, Female-12)

Date: 23/11/2017

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 Maligram Govt. Primary School which is situated within the sub unit area. After that mid-level WMO specialist welcomed the participants for day long Union level consultation workshop and he requested the chairman to inaugural session.

Inaugural session

Mr. Gias Uddin Ahmed, Chairman of Chandra UP, Bhanga, Faridpur presided over the function. Mr. Ataul Haq, Deputy Team Leader (DTL) of SAIWRPMP-AF, Faridpur was attended in inaugural session as a chief guest. Other respective experts and PMO officials were also present in the dais of workshop. He requested the attended participants to take participate actively and advised them to include canals name for excavation and he will also try to inform the workshop which will be helpful to our peoples. Mr. Chairman inaugurated the workshop with clap of hands.The holly Quran and Geeta were cited the workshop and after that participants introduced themself with their name, address and occupation.

Welcome speech

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 the peoples of this community will be cooperated to our team for the successfully completion of the project. The same type of project had been successfully completed in Narail district and we wants to works in this areas as following the previous phase (Narail). He hope, all will help our team to work properly, it’s my humble request. Thanks to all again.

Project description through Power Point Presentation (PPP)

MD. Abdur Razzak, Sociologist & Assistant Chief of SAIWRPMP-AF, BWDB Faridpur, presented the whole WMO formation procedure one by one through PPP. He presented the slides of the previous workshop day. During the presentation, he cited a lot of related example and joke to make a lively discussion. No doubt, participants enjoyed the session as well as gave more emphasis and attention. At the end of the session, some participants raised some questions about activities of the project and what kind of support expect from the participants. He answered the audience 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

Lack of agriculture cultivation training; no knowledge to use balanced fertilizer; not available good quality seeds, irrigation problem and less quality pesticides

b. Fisheries

Lack of knowledge to repair of pond dyke; slow fish growth; lack of the training on fish farming; need to financial support for fish farming; no knowledge to use fish feed ingredients; no knowledge of improve fish farming and lack of fish died problems or water quality deterioration reasons.

c.Civil work

Need to excavation of Goaldi and Maligramkhal; need to sluicegate in front of Goaldikhal, re-excavation of the branches of Faiserbeel and need to establish sluicegate at Hasemdiakhaletc. BalihatiKhal for excavation, and Hashemdia Regulator will be constructed very recently.

Closing of Workshop

Mr. Gias Uddin Ahmed, Chairman of Chandra UP, Bhanga, Faridpur who gave a special thanks to all attended participants basically BWDB & ISPMC officials spent their valuable time to this workshop. He said that though we are not getting scope to work in 1st phase but very happy to know that our union has included in 2nd phase. His has requested for a sluicegate in front of Goaldi Khal because it is very essential to increase agriculture production. He was very much happy for this types of gathering and also that BWDB will do works in this area. On behalf of our union any kind of cooperation & participation we will provide to the project team. Finally given thanks the project team and other peoples. He agreed to give all kinds of cooperation to the project. Then he formed a 13 members of “Foundation Committee” with 3 female members by participatory ways and declared the name of the committee members one by one simultaneously.

Lastly he closed the workshop with vote of thanks.

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