The inauguration ceremony of the Integrated Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene Planning (GOB-UNICEF) Project was started at 10.00 am in the International Training Network (ITN), Seminar Room (Level 4, ARI, BUET) on 4th June, 2011.The meeting had two sessions: Inaugural Session and Technical session. There were around 30 participants including Project Director, GOB-UNICEF; Program Specialist, UNICEF; Team Leader of the project and employees of the project.

The meeting was presided over by Professor Dr. Roxana Hafiz, Head, Department of Urban and Regional Planning, BUET. At first the Team Leader, Dr. SarwarJahan, Professor, Department of Urban and Regional Planning, BUET welcomed all the participants of the meeting. Then he delivered his speech regarding the overview of the project. After then Eng. Nurul Islam Khan, Project Director, GOB-UNICEF Project of Department of Public Health Engineering and Mohsena Islam, Policy Specialist, UNICEF delivered their speech from the project respective.

And finally Dr. ShakilAkhter, Deputy Team Leader of the concerned project thanked to the participants for their collaboration and put ending of the inaugural session delivering his speech regarding the guideline of the project and outline of the technical session.

The technical session was started at 12.00 pm. The main purpose of this session was to discuss in detail regarding the project activities. At first Mohsena Islam, Policy Specialist, of UNICEF, provide a brief description about the Union Water Supply and Environmental Sanitation (WES) Plan of different union of the study area. Later, MonirulAlam, WES Officer, UNICEF provide a brief description about the Pourashava Water Supply and Environmental Sanitation (WES) Plan. In a brief discussion, the project officials shared their views and expectations with the project professionals and at the same time, the project professionals met up their queries regarding the project from the officials. At last, Dr. Sarwar Jahan, Professor, Department of Urban and Regional Planning, BUET thanked all participants for valuable contribution during discussions.

The next technical session was started at 3.00 pm at URP department. In this session Dr. Sarwar Jahan, Team Leader of the WASH project delivered his speech regarding the detail steps to carry out the whole project to the project personnels. He emphasizes the participatory approach of planning in the whole process for the successful implementation of the project. Some pictures of the event are given below: