Technical assistance for the development of a regional integrated waste management facility in Bhola Municipality

Client: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Sustainable sanitation

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Project Background

Asian Development Bank (ADB) is helping Bangladesh develop climate-resilient infrastructure in ten vulnerable coastal municipalities (secondary cities). The project includes investments in water and sanitation facilities, cyclone shelters, emergency access roads and bridges and other municipal infrastructure. It also strengthens urban planning and disaster preparedness and conducts awareness-raising activities. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is supporting the ADB’s “Improving Infrastructure in Coastal Cities” project with a US$1.60 million grant, under the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene sector, for toilet and waste management.

Services Provided

UPM provided technical assistance to ADB and the Bangladesh Local Government Engineering Department (LGED) in the following areas: implementation of a detailed feasibility study to identify the most appropriate option for the development and implementation of an integrated solid waste and sewage sludge treatment plant.

The activities included:

  • Survey and characterisation study of domestic, industrial and medical waste with installation of a field analysis laboratory;
  • Stakeholder Analysis;
  • Development and publication of a SFD (Shit-Flow-Diagram) for Bhola Municipality;
  • Study on the latest technological advances and best-applied technologies (BAT) for integrated waste management and recovery in Bangladesh;
  • Technology recommendations and the most suitable business model (from collection to reuse/disposal);
  • Site verification;
  • Ongoing capacity building of national and local project’s stakeholders.

For details, please find the project factsheet below:

UPM Project Factsheet ADB Bhola 2022

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