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UNDP’s health protection activities lauded

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Health Desk-17 July, 2020: The health protection materials recently distributed by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) are inspiring public representatives in conducting coronavirus (Covid-19) prevention activities at the grassroots levels.

Officials and public representatives said this on Thursday at the closing session of a two-day half-yearly progress assessment meeting on Efficient and Accountable Local Governance (EALG) Project held at the Deputy Commissioner’s conference room in Rangpur city.

The district administration organised the event with the assistance of UNDP, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and Danish International Development Agency (DANIDA).

Upazila parishad Chairmen and Vice-chairmen, Upazila Nirbahi Officers of Mithapukur and Kawnia upazilas, chairmen and secretaries of 30 unions of these two upazilas and government and NGO officials involved with the project implementation activities were present.

The project is being implemented in 18 upazilas comprising 251 unions in nine districts across the country, including Mithapukur and Kawnia upazilas in Rangpur for enhancing expertise, capacity and strengthening upazila and union parishad systems.

Deputy Commissioner Md. Asib Ahsan as chief guest attended the meeting presided over by Deputy Director (Local Government) Syed Farhad Hossain. District Facilitator of UNDP’s EALG Project Md. Matiur Rahman discussed the project activities, presented the half-yearly progress and narrated challenges for implementation of the project activities amid Covid-19 pandemic.

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