28 August 2017
Public Consultation on 750 MW Meghnaghat Power Plant.

The Indian energy giant “Reliance Bangladesh LNG & Power Limited Company” has planned to set up a LNG-Based 750 megawatt power plant at Meghna Ghat in Sonargaon, under the district Narayangaj at a cost of some BDT: 5 billion (five thousand crore) with finance from the company, Asian Development Bank and other contributors. In this connection the company organized a public consultation session at the auditorium of the Sonargaon upazila complex on 28 August 2017 at 10 am to share the Environmental Impact Assessment Report with the local people. The session was attended by among others local Member of Parliament, Upazila Nirbahi Officer, Sonargaon, Sr. Engineer of the Power Development Board, ADB representative, Mr. Ranjan Lohar, Project Director, Mr. Smitesh Vaidya, Sr. Manager of Reliance, local UP members and women. Mr. Quamrul Islam, Communications Manager represented Nari Maitree in the event. Local MP and UNO said that the plant has no environmental hazards and pledged provide every cooperation to the company. While local UP member and women expressed their concern over impact of the plant on river water, and recalled displacement of people in setting up power plants in the past. Mr. Quamrul Islam told the session that there was no technology of power plant free of any hazard, however, among all the conventional power plants (coal-fired, diesel based, atomic energy) LNG is the least harmful in terms of hazards. In the face of rising demand for energy we have to go for electricity generation. And using latest technology the environmental hazard of the proposed plant would be kept at minimal.

9 August, 2016
Amrao Manush Project Annual Report 2015 Opening Ceremony 9 August, 2016

Annual Report: 2015 of the project “Amrao Manush” meaning we are also human beings is handed over to Mr. Syed Khokan, Mayor of Dhaka South City Corporation by Ms. Shaheen Akter Dolly, Executive Director of Nari Maitree. With support from Concern Worldwide and in collaboration with the Dhaka South City Corporation the project aimed at improving the life of the homeless people of the capital city Dhaka.

Photo: From left Ms. Shamima Akter Shammi, Project Coordinator, Amrao Manush Project, Nari Maitree; Ms. Tabassum Ara Rina, Director, Nari Maitree; Mr. Md. Sohrab Hossain, Center In Charge, Amrao Manush Project, Nari Maitree; Mr. Syed Khokan, Mayor, Dhaka South City Corporation; Ms. Shaheen Akter Dolly, Executive Director, Nari Maitree.

30th May, 2016
Seminar on ‘Context of Safe Motherhood & Experience of Empowering Underprivileged Women Through Babu Barta Project’ 30th May, 2016

The seminar will be organized with the representative’s government such as Home minister, DG-health, CHO-DNCC, councilors, social service officer/health officers, Doctors and members of the Moms clubs of Nari Maitree body Respective pregnant/ mothers, children and their family members of Ward no. 35 in Dhaka North City Corporation. A total of 100 participant will be attended and contribute their thinking towards safe motherhood.

Chief Guest:
Mr. Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal, MP, the Honorable Home Minister, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh, has kindly consented to be the for the inaugural session of the Seminar.

Special Guests:
⌋ Dr. Mohammed Sharif, Director (MCH-Services) & line Director (MCRAH), Directorate General of Family planning, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare.
⌋ Dr.S.K.Roy, Senior Scientist and Chairperson- IPCSB and BBF.

Chairperson:
Mrs. Shaheen Akter Dolly, Executive Director, Nari Maitree.

Moderator:
Mrs. Masuda Begum, Director Health & Environment.