Rehab of slum dwellers before eviction demanded
Saturday, 02 February 2008

Staff Correspondent

Coalition for the Urban Poor at a workshop on Thursday demanded that the government should rehabilitate the slum dwellers before the eviction and allot khas land to the urban poor in phases.

CUP organised the workshop at its central office to put forward the recommendations made in a series of workshops that were held at its eight zones in the city last year.

Other recommendations include arranging housing facilities for the urban poor at cheap price, ensuring pure drinking water, generating employment opportunity, launching micro-credit project and creating scope for education of poor children in public institutes.

They also put forward recommendations for protecting the girls from giving marriage before 18 years, setting up more health service centres in slum areas at private and public initiatives, identifying the causes for dropout of the students after primary education and providing them with stipends, launching adult literacy programme and training facility for poultry, mushroom and cow farming.

ANM Imam Hasnat, chairperson of CUP, Belal Ahmed, founder chairman of Juvenile Care, Masud Khan, commissioner of ward 10, and Quazi Baby, executive director of PDAP, also spoke at the workshop.

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