Char issues to be discussed at Bangladesh Parliament, assures the Speaker

7 Apr 2016

Hon’ble Speaker of the Bangladesh Parliament Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury assured National Char Alliance (NCA) that char issues will be discussed in the next parliamentary session. During a meeting with NCA delegates earlier this week she made this encouraging remark. The NCA - backed by WaterAid and many other national, international and civil society organisations including Concern Worldwide, CARE, Oxfam, APPG, Unnayan Shamannay, Maxwell Stamp, Friendship and many more – handed over the 14 point declaration of recent National Char Convention.

During the discussion the NCA delegation focused on the necessity of establishing a separate government mechanism to support char people along with adequate budgetary allocation. Hon’ble Speaker, Dr Chaudhury welcomed the NCA members’ suggestion of raising the char budget and the relevant issues and assured that the topic to be discussed in the next parliamentary session.

Declaration enclosed here