BANGLADESH; The government of Bangladesh and the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) agreed on implementing two projects to help fishing communities adapt to climate change impacts and better regulate the fisheries sector in the country.
The agreements were signed at the Economics Relations Division’s conference room in Dhaka on Tuesday, said a press release sent by the ERD.
The first project titled ‘Community-based Climate Resilient Fisheries and Aquaculture Development in Bangladesh’ would be implemented in six districts in the north-eastern haor region and south-western coastal areas four years at the cost of $5.425 million from March, 2019, said the release.
The Global Environment Facility will provide the fund for the 1st project as a grant from the Least Developed Country’s Fund.
The 1st project aims at making it easier for vulnerable fishing communities to tackle climate change impacts through the development of their skills and capacities by introducing climate resilient fisheries and aquaculture technologies, the release said.
The 2nd project, titled ‘Support to countries to address Illegal Unreported and unregulated Fishing’, would be implemented spending $ 320,000 in one year, said the release. It aims at helping the Department of Fisheries to reduce illegal unreported and unregulated fishing.
Additional Secretary Sultana Afroz signed the agreements on behalf of the government while FAO representative in Bangladesh Robert Doglus Simpson signed for his organisation, the press release added.
Source: New Age