IOM inaugurates shelter dev project
Cox’s Bazar, Dec 4: Inter-national Organization for Migration (IOM) has inaugurated a shelter improvement and vocational programme in a remote fishing village in Teknaf of Cox's Bazar.
Under the programme, a small community, located alongside the Naf River and extremely vulnerable to flooding, cyclones and extreme weather, has received shelter upgrades and business skills training.
The programme follows a fishing ban that placed many members of the predominantly Hindu village out of work, according to a press release.
Teknaf Upazilla Nirbahi Officer Muhammad Saiful Islam was present at the ceremony held on Tuesday afternoon and welcomed the IOM initiative.
"The government is committed to helping the local fishing community along with its partners in the humanitarian community. We welcome this positive cooperation that is benefitting local Bangladeshis," he said. -UNB