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Call for sustaining success in sanitation, health education
RANGPUR, Mar 12 (BSS) - Experts at a phase-out workshop here yesterday called upon all concerned for sustaining the revolutionary successes already achieved in the fields of sanitation, health education and supply of safe water.

They suggested for continuing awareness building motivational activities among the commoners including women at the grass roots to achieve the ultimate goals through ensuring basic needs of safe water and sanitation for all at the earliest.

The Department of Public Health and Engineering (DPHE) organised the workshop under the UNICEF-assisted Sanitation, Health Education and Water Supply Project at its conference room here with Executive Engineer of PHED Badsha Miah in the chair.

Deputy Director of the Local Government Ranjit Kumar Das attended the workshop as the chief guest while District Primary Education Officer ATM Amirul Islam was present as the special guest.

Training Specialist Abul Hossain Bhuiyan and District Coordinator of Plan Bangladesh Subir Kumar conducted the workshop and experts of Association for Social Organisations & Development and Debi Chowdhurani Polli Unnayan Sangstha assisted.

PHED officials, upazila education officers, upazila engineers, upazila level officials, representatives of different NGOs, public representatives, professionals and elite from Sadar, Badarganj, Gangachara and Taraganj upazilas took part.

The workshop discussed the overall situation, performance and achievements so far in the fields of sanitation coverage, health and hygiene education and supply of pure and arsenic free drinking water and expressed satisfactions on the results.

Narrating ultimate goals of the project, experts placed next work plans with necessary suggestions for further strengthening monitoring, awareness building and motivational activities by speeding up activities for sustaining the achieved successes.

They put especial emphasis on involving the rural people including women in the process for ensuring safe drinking water and environmental sanitation to further promoting the overall hygienic conditions in rural areas.
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