Mapping & Developing Urban Water Bodies: ULB Officials Imparted Training

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Bhubaneswar: A two-day training programme on mapping and developing urban water bodies was organised here on 12th & 13th May.

The Housing and Urban Development Department, Government of Odisha in collaboration with National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA) conducted the training programme for Corporators, Ward Officers, Municipal Engineers, City Mission Managers and Community Organisers and trained them about mapping and developing urban water bodies.

Almost 45 officials from Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC), Cuttack Municipal Corporation (CMC), Khordha Municipality, Jatni Municipality and Choudwar Municipality took part in the training held here at Unnati Bhavan which included a field visit to three water bodies in Bhubaneswar.

Mapping & Developing Urban Water Bodies

Senior officials of the H&UD Department, PHEO, CGWB, Town Planning and NIUA-Delhi along with a group of high-level experts provided training. This is in accordance to the departments’ vision and mission of rejuvenating all urban water bodies across the State in a planned and sustainable way.

NIUA has partnered with the H&UD Department for capacity building of Municipal Functionaries of the State under the CITIIS Programme of NIUA aided by French Development Agency (AFD) and European Union (EU).

The NIUA- Odisha team is working with the department in this regard to coordinate and carry forward this partnership.

Among others, H&UD Department Special Secy Sagarika Patnaik, former Principal Chief Conservator Forests (PCCF) Ajit Pattanaik, Chief Engineer and Additional Secretary Bhaktakabi Das & Anup Das and a Sr Scientist imparted the training programme.

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