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Experts for awareness for responsible utilization of public infrastructures

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Published: 00:17, 30 November 2023  
Experts for awareness for responsible utilization of public infrastructures

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Experts at a discussion underscored the need for promoting public awareness for responsible utilization of government infrastructure facilities.

"The promotion of public awareness regarding the responsible utilization of government infrastructure stands as a pivotal responsibility," said Mohammad Mizanur Rahman, the Refugee Relief and Repatriation Commissioner and Additional Secretary, as the chief guest at a 'Communication Action Plan Workshop' at a hotel in Cox's Bazar on Tuesday, said a press release on Wednesday.

The Emergency Multi-Sector Rohingya Crisis Response Project (EMCRP) under the Local Government Engineering Department (LGED) of the Ministry of Local Government, Rural Development, and Cooperative (LGRD) organised the workshop, reports BSS.

Mizanur Rahman lauded the government's efforts in developing infrastructure for Rohingya camps and host communities under the EMCRP project, supported by the World Bank.

He mentioned the importance of community sensitization about utilization of these facilities with care and instilling a sense of ownership among users.

Bangladesh Center for Communication Programs (BCCP) plays a pivotal role in executing various community-based activities as a communication and awareness consulting organization for this project.

Abu Hasib Mostafa Jamal, Senior Deputy Director (Program) of BCCP and Team Leader for EMCRP Communication and Awareness Services, delivered the keynote address.

Md. Mamun Khan, Executive Engineer of LGED, Cox's Bazar, who chaired the workshop, highlighted LGED's construction of diverse infrastructures under EMCRP for Rohingya camps and the host community.

Special guests, including Additional Refugee Relief and Repatriation Commissioner Mohammad Shamsud Douza, Deputy Secretary Dawood Hossain Chowdhury, Deputy Secretary Md Sujauddola, and Executive Engineer of the Department of Public Health Engineering (DPHE), Cox's Bazar Md Mostafizur Rahman, attended the workshop. Camp-in-Charge (CIC) and Executive Magistrates of several Rohingya camps, Upazila engineers of LGED, government and NGO officials were also present.

Douza highlighted the significant improvement in roads within the Rohingya camp areas due to sustainable construction efforts. He emphasized the need for responsible use of infrastructure services and commended BCCP for its professional community awareness work.

These initiatives are part of the Emergency Multi-Sector Rohingya Crisis Response Project (EMCRP) and funded by the World Bank under the Ministry of Local Government, Rural Development, and Cooperatives.