The Char Development and Settlement Project Phase IV (CDSP IV) is the fourth phase in a series of projects that have been developing newly accreted land (chars) in the coastal area of Bangladesh (Noakhali and Chittaong Districts) for over two decades aiming to reduce poverty and hunger for poor people living on newly accreted coastal chars, which will be achieved via improved and more secure livelihoods. The purpose of the project is to improve and enhance the security of the livelihoods of the settlers in the project areas through effective management of water resources, protection against tidal and storm surges, improved drainage; climate resilient internal infrastructure for communication, markets, cyclone shelters, provision of potable water and an improved hygienic situation; provision to the settlers of a legal title to land; improved livelihoods and household resilience; institutional development in order to create an enabling institutional environment; knowledge management through undertaking and disseminating surveys and studies and by learning from and contributing. The project builds roads, bridges, culverts, cyclone shelters/schools, killas (cyclone refuge for livestock), markets, boat landing ghats, bus stands, and Upazilla offices. This infrastructure will improve the communication both inside the area and with the surrounding areas. This allows settlers access to outside markets to sell their products and to buy necessary goods. Furthermore deep tube wells and hygienic latrines are established to improve the living conditions of the settlers. The project will be implemented by the Ministry of Water Resources through Bangladesh Water Development Board (BWDB) and NGOs.
Targeting of how beneficiaries: 155.000 people (or 28.000 households)
Char Development and Settlement