Local Government Engineering Department (LGED) is establishing a Climate Resilient Local Infrastructure Center (CReLIC) under its Climate Resilient Infrastructure Mainstreaming Project (CRIMP) funded by Green Climate Fund (GCF), the Government of Germany through the German Development Bank (KfW) and Government of Bangladesh (GoB) to mainstream climate resilience issues in designing, planning, constructions, operation and maintenance of all infrastructures at the local level.
The Centre will trigger a stepwise institutional learning process fully integrated into LGED structures and backed by pilot investment schemes under components 2 and 3 of CRIMP, i.e. climate resilient infrastructures development in urban and rural areas. As a result, the CRIM project aims to increase the adaptive capacity of more than 134,000 people directly to climate change. Indirectly, 10.4 million people (6.8 per cent of the country’s total population) will benefit from climate-resilient infrastructure planning and implementation in the long term.