Underscoring the need for a holistic strategy for the "Bangladesh Delta Plan 2100", green activists recently said a thorough discussion among all stakeholders is needed before implementation of the plan.
It is a wide-ranging and far-reaching plan, aimed apparently at formulating a holistic strategy for better utilization of Bangladesh's land and water resources -- in light of the adverse effects of climate change, said Dr Abdul Matin, general secretary of Bangladesh Poribesh Andolon (Bapa).
Bapa and Bangladesh Environment Network will jointly hold a two-day special conference titled “Delta Plan 2100 and Sustainable Development in Bangladesh” on January 4 and 5 next year to inform people and get their opinion on the strength and weakness of the plan.
Bapa recently held a press conference at Bangladesh Shishu Kalyan Parishad in Dhaka to reveal details of the proposed conference.
The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (Ecnec) last month approved the Bangladesh Delta Plan 2100. It is stipulated that about 2.5 percent of the GDP will be spent each year on projects under this plan. By 2030, the total amount of the expenditure will be US$ 30 billion.