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May 24, 2012
8th meeting of the National Water Resources Council(NWRC)

8th National Water Resources Council (NWRC) meeting was held on May 24, 2012 at the “Chameli” room of Prime Minister’s Office. The meeting was chaired by Honorable Prime Minister Shekh Hasina. The meeting discussed the  proposed Bangladesh Water Act 2012 (Draft), updating of National Water Management Plan (NWMP) etc. The following decisions were taken in the meeting:

1.      National Water Management Plan (NWMP) need to be updated.

2.      WARPO should be strengthening for the preparation of NWMP planning, its implementation and coordination.

3.      Survey and research projects should be taken up for the best possible integrated utilization of both surface and ground water resources.

4.      Place the draft Bangladesh Water Act 2012 in the next parliament meeting after necessary vetting.

5.      Wetlands in the city area need to be conserved and every project should be screened through Environmental impact analysis during approval and implementation process.

6.      Deputy Minister of Ministry of Water Resources co-opted as a member of NWRC.


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