On 31 August, a delegation of LGED (Local Government Engineering Department) spearheaded by Chief Engineer Mr. Md Abul Kalam Azad, visited IHE Delft to discuss opportunities for collaboration on capacity development in water supply, sanitation and hydraulic engineering and flood resilience.
LGED is a public sector organization under the ministry of Local Government, Rural Development & Cooperatives. The primary mandate of LGED is to plan, develop and maintain local level rural, urban and small-scale water resources infrastructure throughout the country. Amongst other things, LGED provides technical and institutional support to strengthen the local government institutions and serves local communities and other stakeholders.
LGED has an important role to play in the implementation of the Bangladesh Delta Plan 2100 (BDP2100). During the visit, ample attention was paid to the mission and activities of DeltaCap and the collaboration with LGED.