A project has been taken up to ensure the supply of safe and nutritious foods as well as smooth market management to tackle the situation amid Covid-19 crisis in the country.
Babor Ali Mir, zonal executive officer of zone-3, Dhaka South City Corporation, inaugurated the project as the chief guest at a ceremony at Haji Golam Morshed Community Centre at Bakshi Bazar in the capital on Thursday.
It is essential to take safe and nutritious foods besides following the health rules at the time of the pandemic, he said.
With the financial support of USAID, Unnayan Sangha and Arced Foundation will jointly implement the project titled "EatSafe: Evidence and Action towards Safe, Nutritious Food: Covid-19 Response" in association with Switzerland-based NGO Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN), reads a press release.
GAIN organised the event as ensuring nutritious and safe foods among the people has become challenging due to Covid-19 crisis.
The speakers called on private entrepreneurs to play their due role in ensuring safe and nutritious foods in the country
Sheikh Mohammad Jahidul Islam, president of Islambagh City Corporation Wet Market, presided over the event. On behalf of the market committee, he announced a five-member team for implementing the project.
Rafiqul Alam Molla, executive director of Unnayan Sangha, Abdur Rashid, joint secretary of Islambagh Wet Market, among others, spoke on the occasion.
In her speech, Dr Rudaba Khondker, country director of GAIN Bangladesh, thanked the market committee and stakeholders for taking the project forward.