Rivers and watersheds of Bangladesh needs to be protected with continuous development work. In order to achieve the Sustainable Development Goal 2030 by Bangladesh government, it is greatly important to keep an eye on environment protection. Upon the part of Delta planning, the government needs to have initiatives to protect the Sundarbans as well as riverine and other living beings on the region only with development activities. These were discussed by the speakers on 9 November 2020, Monday morning a two day workshop on “Sustainable Development in Coastal Region” which took place at Mongla EPZ Cafe, organized by Bangladesh Poribesh Andolon (BAPA), Pashur River Waterkeeper, and Waterkeepers Bangladesh.
On Monday the workshop’s inaugural ceremony was presided by Sharif Jamil, General Secretary of Bangladesh Poribesh Andolon (BAPA) and coordinator of Waterkeepers Bangladesh. Additional District Magistrate and Additional Deputy Commissioner (Education and ICT) Md. Hafiz-al-Asad was the chief guest of the inaugural ceremony. Special Guest of the ceremony were- Acting Upazila Executive Officer Nayan Kumar Rajbangshi, Principal of Mongla Government College, Md. Golam Sarwar, Researcher, general secretary of the Democratic Budget Movement Monower Mostafa, and non-government development organization “Clean” Executive Director, Hasan Mehedi. In the ceremony, an introductory presentation on the community participation on sustainable development was presented by Manager (Research & Implementation), Waterkeepers Bangladesh- S. M. Arafat Gubair.Workshop moderator was Pashur River Waterkeeper Bangladesh, Bangladesh Poribesh Andolon (BAPA) Bagerhat Zilla committee convener Sheikh Mohammad Noor Alam.