LGED’s day-long training in Barisal on “Climate Change, CRIMP and CReLIC”

LGED’s day-long training in Barisal on “Climate Change, CRIMP and CReLIC”

The Department of Local Government Engineering (LGED) in Bangladesh is implementing the “Climate Resilient Infrastructure Mainstreaming Project (CRIMP)”, with grant co-financing from the Green Climate Fund (GCF) and the Kreditanstalt of Wiederaufbau (KfW)

 

As part of the project, a “Climate Resilient Local Infrastructure Centre (CReLIC)” will be established; a task implemented by the consortium AMBERO-COMO-TTT. CReLIC has now started its training activities with a day-long awareness training on ‘Climate Science, CRIMP and CReLIC’ for engineers at various levels of LGED in 6 districts under two regions in Barisal division. This is the first of a total of 26 training batches to cover all 1,200+ LGED senior engineers throughout the country.

 

LGED Chief Engineer Sheikh Mohammad Mohsin virtually inaugurated the program. In his inaugural address, the Chief Engineer highlighted the impacts and catastrophic effects of climate change on the Barisal Division and called for long-term sustainable development across the country through mainstreaming climate resilience in infrastructure planning, design, implementation, and maintenance activities. Additional Chief Engineer Md. Nurul Huda and Additional Chief Engineer, CReLIC Director Luthfur Rahman and CRIMP Project Director Jasim Uddin spoke as special guests.

 

On the occasion, a total of 70 people participated in the training, including the Supervising Engineer of Barisal Region and Supervising Engineer of Patuakhali Region, Md. Abdur Rashid and Md. Anwar Hossain, as well as Executive Engineers, Senior Assistant Engineers, Upazila Engineers, and Assistant Upazila Engineers.

 

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