DORP holds courtesy call on State Minister for Water Resources

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Dhaka, 24 January 2024: 
A delegation of the Development Organization of the Rural Poor (DORP) has recently paid a courtesy call to the Hon’ble State Minister for Water Resources Mr. Col (retd.) Zahid Faruk Shamim MP.

On Wednesday (24 January 2024) at noon, the DORP delegation led by Executive Adviser Mr. Azhar Ali Talukder met the Hon’ble State Minister at Pani Bhaban in Panthapath of the capital.

He was greeted with flowers by DORP. Mentioning the activities and achievements of DORP, Mr. Azhar Ali Talukder informed the Hon’ble State Minister in detail about the contribution of DORP in the water sanitation and hygiene sector, the progress of DORP Maternity Allowance, Swapna Mother Package and Tobacco Control Project conducted by DORP.

Especially the Hon’ble Minister of State was apprised of the dire picture of tobacco encroachment in Bangladesh. He emphasized strengthening tobacco control law to prevent this harm.

In the discussion, Mr. Col (retd.) Zahid Faruk Shamim MP. assured that he and his ministry will continue to give maximum cooperation to ensure that the tobacco control law is amended as soon as possible.

He also expressed his determination to play a positive and active role in the parliamentary process of amending the tobacco control law. The courtesy meeting was also attended by DORP Program Coordinator Ms. Rubina Islam and others.

DORP has been involved in various development programs since 1987 and is best known for introducing maternity allowance. In line with this, DORP is currently working on tobacco control law and increasing tobacco taxes and implementing various projects to achieve the government’s sustainable development goals.