Orientation for LGI Key staff, Federation & Cluster Leaders on SIF Infrastructure Implementation

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Chandpur, June 17 (2019): Chandpur Paurashava Mayor Nasir Uddin Ahamed has requested all the community development committee (CDC) leaders to maintain quality of the infrastructural development works taking place in his municipality.

The Mayor was addressing an orientation programme organised by Livelihoods Improvement of Urban Poor Communities Project (LIUPCP) of the Local Government Division (LGD) for key municipality staffs, Councilors, CDC leaders on SIF Infrastructure Implementation.

As per LIUPCP policy, all the infrastructural development activities are implemented through CDC/CDC Cluster/Federation, where Project Implementation Committee (PIC)/Councilors of respective ward monitor the development works to ensure quality and provide support wherever necessary. 

“In our Paurashava, we are maintaining good governance and trying to ensure that everywhere so that vulnerable and poor women are empowered, and their livelihoods are improved,” the Mayor said.

He mentioned that the LIUPCP will work with the most vulnerable and poor settlement areas and communities where road communication, drainage system, water facility, electricity, employment opportunities are not in the desired shape.

Infrastructural development through Settlement Improvement Fund (SIF)

SIF is one of the important components of LIUPCP. Mostly small-scale infrastructural development works such as the construction of footpath, drain, drain slab, community latrine & twin pit latrine, water pipeline, tube well, lighting, link roads will be implemented in poor settlement areas. 

All these activities will be implemented in the field through community leaders, according to the SIF Implementation Guideline.
“They will play a key role from planning, site/project selection, contract preparation, construction material ensuring, activities monitoring, quality control, bill voucher check/ fund adjustment and finally maintain of all documents,” Md Humayun Kabir Talukder, Infrastructure & Urban Services Coordinator, LIUPCP, said. 

In this implementation process, respective councilor, PIC members, Paurashava Engineers and other key staffs, as well as LIUPCP management, will provide necessary management and technical support to make the project successful, he added. 

“So before going to implement the project activities in the field very soon,” Md Humayun Kabir Talukder said adding, “We are sharing the project implementation process and sharing the policy with the respective CDC leaders, Councilors and Local Government Institution (LGI) key staffs for their conceptual understanding on the interventions.” 

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Under the LIUPCP, education support to the 703 students was distributed so far and business grants to 265 participants. Apprenticeship training was imparted to 117 youths.