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anual_repoort2012The Coastal Association for Social Transformation Trust(COAST Trust) started its operation in Bhola district since January 1, 1998, aiming for socio-economic and sustainable development of the coastal poor. As strategic part of organizational growth, COAST expanded its activities at Cox’sbazaar district (in 2001), Patuakhali district (in 2004), Feni, Laxmipur and Noakhali districts (in 2006), and Chittagong district (in 2010). It is a plan to include five more coastal districts by 2015. COAST is executing its programs and projects under two core divisions: i) Economic Justice (EJ), ii) Social Justice (SJ). EJ is focused on Micro Finance (MF) with integration of Right Based Approach (RBA), primary health care and nutrition and coastal integrated technology extension programs, community based disaster management. SJ division is aimed to build alternative power structure from the poor at local level who has the capacity for demand mediation, ability to organize issue-based local mobilization, empowers to challenge any irregularity especially in public service delivery. All the efforts of SJ section of COAST are directly implemented with the effective participation of the member participants and leaders. Major concentration of SJ is to establish People’s Organization (PO), local governance, development education, campaign and advocacy etc. For details please visit

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Dhaka, 24th April 2017: Today in a seminar in parliament media center, Member of Parliament (MP) s urged to increase budget allocation for coastal...