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  • Inauguration of CHT Complex in Dhaka
    May 8, 2016

    Prime Minister of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina laid the foundation stone of “Parbatya Chattagram Complex” (Chittagong Hill Tracts Complex) in Dhaka on 08 May 2016. The complex aims to promote the national cultural diversity and social customs and individual characteristics of the ethnic communities.

  • Boi-Sa-Bi and Pahela Baishakh Celebrated
    Apr 13, 2016

    UNDP -CHTDF supported the Ministry of CHT Affairs in organizing the Boi-Sa-Bi celebration in Dhaka. The rally was organized on the main streets of the capital, with floaters of flowers and live music. With this event, the Government of Bangladesh yet again brings closer the culture and tradition of the peoples of CHT thus promoting the national cultural diversity.

  • Improving Access to Justice for the People Living in CHT
    Mar 21, 2016

    The project “Ensuring Legal Aid Services for the Peoples’ of Three Hill Districts” was launched on 19 March in Bandarban and 20 March 2016 in Rangamati to improve access to legal aid services in CHT through the National Legal Aid Services Organization (NLASO), a free legal aid services providing organization of the Government of Bangladesh.

  • Meeting on Local Governance
    Mar 6, 2016

    A Technical Advisory Committee’s (TAC) meeting on Local Governance/Decentralization was held at the Ministry of Chittagong Hill Tracts Affairs (MoCHTA) on 6 March 2016 to discuss the roadmap for harmonization of CHT laws and acts, CHT poverty analysis and people’s perceptions survey at CHT and local government institutions.

  • Solar Panels to Improve Alternative Power Supply in Remote Areas
    Feb 15, 2016

    UNDP-CHTDF provided five solar panels to ensure adequate alternative power supply in Matiranga Municipality, Langadu Upazila Parishad, Baghaichari Upazila Parishad, Lama Upazila Parishad and Thanchi Upazila Health Complex in remote areas of the three Hill Districts as a part of building capacity of the local institutions.

  • UN agencies to maximise benefit of development support to CHT
    Feb 8, 2016

    “The United Nations is now one team with one vision and one programme for the Chittagong Hill Tracts. The new programmatic framework is more than just a collection of programmes. It is a basis for comprehensive cooperation between UN agencies, development partners and the Government,” said Robert D. Watkins, UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in Bangladesh, at a meeting of UN agencies with other development partners today.

  • Intensive Training on Conflict Mitigation and Response System
    Feb 4, 2016

    Five training sessions were held on conflict mitigation and response system for the civil society members on 30 January, 1 and 3 February 2016 in Rangamati, Bandarban and Khagrachari Districts consecutively.

  • Cross Learning Visit by IFMC to AFSP II Project Sites in the CHT
    Jan 14, 2016

    In period 12-14 January 2016, 23 staff members of the Integrated Farm Management Component (IFMC) project of Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) visited field activities of CHTDF’s Agriculture and Food Security Project (AFSP II) in Khagrachari and Rangamati Districts as part of an exchange and knowledge sharing programme.

  • Boi-Sa-Bi: A Festival of Spirit and Harmony
    Apr 16, 2015

    When I mention the Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT), the first thing your mind might turn to are the steep hills, thick jungle and wide rivers that characterise this south eastern corner of Bangladesh. The second is probably the region’s rich ethnic diversity.

  • Success through Coordination: Harmonizing Laws in the Chittagong Hill Tracts
    Apr 9, 2015

    In addition to its mountainous terrain and extensive ethnic diversity, the Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) is unique to Bangladesh due to its complex layer of administrative arrangements.