Chittagong Hill Tracts: Danish envoy calling for peace
It was arranged by Chittagong Hill Tracts NGO Forum, an alliance of 11 local NGOs, marking inauguration of a Danish-funded project, "Hys WA." The Danish government is providing Tk four crore for a water supply and sanitation project for indigenous people.
Chaired by Raja Debasish Roy, Chairman, of HTNF, the function was attended by Pabattya Chattagram Janan Sanghati Samity (PCJSS) chief Joitirindriya Bodhipriya Larma alias Santu Larma as chief guest.
Hansen said his government is keen to give assistance in projects to help indigenous people change their life. But these should be properly implemented. Further funding will depend on the outcome of the project.
Danida-funded projects were closed after three foreign engineers were abducted from Rangamati on February 16, 2001. The funding resumed after assessment of the situation in the hills.