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PSC lauds LIUPCP for COVID-19 emergency response

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DHAKA, September 28, 2020: Members of the Project Steering Committee of the Livelihoods Improvement of Urban Poor Communities Project (LIUPCP) have appreciated the progress made by the project in different city corporations and paurashava across the country.

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They also appreciated the role by the project in COVID-19 emergency response in reaching out to the urban poor with hand washing facilities, cash assistance and food baskets as well as lifesaving messages by working closely with the officials of the City administrations.

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Their appreciation came at the 2nd National Project Steering Committee (NPSC) Meeting of the LIUPC Project held online through zoom.

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Helal Uddin Ahmed, Senior Secretary, Local Government Division (LGD) under the Ministry of Local Government, Rural Development & Cooperatives (MoLGRD&C) chaired the meeting.

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The LGD Senior Secretary Helal Uddin Ahmed appreciated and thanked the United Kingdom’s Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) formerly known as DFID and UNDP for supporting urban poverty initiatives in Bangladesh and reaffirmed his support for the implementation of the project activities.

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Abdul Mannan, National Project Director, LIUPC Project, in his speech briefly illustrated progresses being made over the last one year.

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The meeting discussed on low-cost housing for the urban poor and the LIUPC project has developed guidelines in this regard.

Sudipto Mukerjee, Resident Representative of UNDP Bangladesh, John Warburton, Team Leader, Extreme Poverty, Resilience and Climate Change, & Senior Environment Adviser, the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO), Md. Delwar Haidar, Additional Secretary & Chairman, National Housing Authority, Md. Shafiqul Islam Akand, Additional Chief Engineer, Local Government Engineering Department (LGED) and Nasir Uddin Ahamed, Mayor Chandpur Paurashava, also spoke.

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Nguyen Thi Ngoc Van, Deputy Resident Representative, UNDP Bangladesh, Khurshid Alam, Assistant Resident Representative, UNDP Bangladesh, Ashekur Rahman, Head of Poverty & Urbanization, UNDP Bangladesh, Yugesh Pradhanang, Project Manager and International Technical Advisor, LIUPCP, Sarder M. Asaduzzaman, Senior Project Manager, UNDP Bangladesh, representatives from federations were present, among others.