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Meeting

Date

Participants

Discussion Agenda

Key issues identified/ discoursed

Meeting with DOE ( Cox’s Bazar office)

01 Nov, 2017

Mr. Syful Islam, Assistant Director

Capacity in terms of monitoring. Manpower

CXB office has a miniature lab, capable of monitoring Physico chemical parameters of water and waste water. Trained laboratory assistants are available. They are willing to conduct the required field monitoring.

Meeting with DoF (South) of Forest Department

Meeting with International Red Cross (Water Emergency Unit)

02 Nov, 2017

03 Nov, 2017

Mr. Ali Kabir

Mr. Gavin

Availability of maps Info on plantation programme and coverage. Loss and damage of forestation in hectares

Updated maps covering the extent of damage are not available.

Discussion on water and sanitation

Shallow wells are around 20 metres deep. These wells may survive for another 2 to 3 months maximum.

Around 3500 Acres of hill forests have been completely lost. All the plantation forest in the footprint area has gone.

Test results of well water show around 70% are contaminated with E-coli No arsenic found Need to find deep aquifer. Plan to dig a huge deep tube well to draw water

Meeting with WASH sector group

04 Nov, 2017

Sector coordinator and other members

Area of work Concerns

Ground water has iron as natural contaminant. Microbial water quality is also a concern Uncontrolled use of ground water Inappropriate management of waste and sludge construction of latrines without proper design Improper desludging and landfill

Meeting with KII, Teknaf and Ukhia range

24 Nov, 2017

Ministry of Environment and Forests

06 December 2017

i. Mohammad Rohingya influx Ali Zinna, The and its impacts Daily star ii. Tofail Ahmed, The Kaler Kantha iii. Ruhul Kuddos Rana, The Prothom-Alo; Md. Ali Kabir, Cox’s Bazar South Forest Division, DoF

Rohingya influx and their impacts on forests in Ukhia and Teknaf.

Mr. Muhammad Ziaur Rahman, Additional Secretary (Admin), MoEF specialists

Presentation of key findings and recommendations on the REIA study, including physical impacts and impacts on ecosystems in the area. Mitigation measures and proposed programmes. Discussed the disclosure plan for the report.

Presentation of key findings and recommendations on the REIA study

The amount of forest area Rohingya have occupied in Ukhia and in Teknaf up to this influx. The list of plantations they destroyed range wise. What were the plantation years and what were the species? At what age were the plantations cleared up. How much natural forest land did they occupy?

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