Bangabandhu Physical Therapy Institute to be established soon
Published : Thursday, 12 September, 2019 at 12:00 AM Count : 105
The government is likely to establish a physiotherapy institute named 'Bangabandhu Physical Therapy Institute in the country with the financial support of Chile government.
A proposal of the Chile government to establish such an institute was given approval on Wednesday.
The approval was given at the fourth meeting of the National Taskforce on Disability Inclusive Disaster Risk Management held at the Disaster Management and Relief Ministry with its chairman and State Minister for Disaster Management Dr Enamur Rahman in the chair.
Committee's Chief Adviser Saima Hossain, also chairperson of Bangladesh National Advisory Committee for Autism and Neuro-developmental Disorders and winner of "WHO Champion for Autism" in South-East Asia, and other committee members attended the meeting.
In the meeting, Saima Hossain, also daughter of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, praised the progress of the committee to achieve its previous target to implement the decisions and commitments of Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 (Sendai Framework) and Dhaka Declaration and Disaster Risk Reduction.
The meeting also decided to hold the next meeting on Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction in 2020 in Indonesia.
Dhaka will give necessary technical support to hold the meeting smoothly, State Minister Enamur Rahman told reporters after the meeting.
The meeting has also given approval to build and supply of specialized disability friendly boat following the directives of Sendai Framework in the country's all disaster-prone districts and upazilas.
The dockyard of Bangladesh Navy will build the boat and supply within next 10 years.
Initially 60 boats will be built in next three years - 20 boats in every year - following the approved design of the framework.
Tk 45 lakh will be needed to build each of the boats. Initially, the districts adjacent to Brahmaputra and Jamuna will be given priority for the boats, he added.
He said the meeting was also informed that the government had taken steps to establish separate relief godowns in all districts and a separate building for the Cyclone Preparedness Programme (CPP) - Bangabandhu CPP Bhaban - in Dhaka to continue its works in a coordinated way.
The taskforce was also informed that the government had already constructed 11,400 houses for the homeless poor and ultra poor people with its own fund in last fiscal year.
The fund was given cutting the allocations for Test Relief (TR) and Gratuitous Relief (GR), the state minister said.
He also informed that in this FY, 23,000 more houses will be constructed. But, the designs of the houses will be changed.
As a result, expenses of the houses will also be increased to Tk3 lakh for each instead of Tk2.58 lakh.