City Interventions

Khulna Solid Waste Management and Drainage Management

Country: Bangladesh
City: Khulna

CDIA SupportUS$ 356,660

Expected Downstream Financing$ 120.6 million (Asian Development Bank)

Infrastructure sectorsSolid Waste Management
Flood/Drainage Management

CDIA priority impact areasEnvironmental Improvement; Good Governance; Poverty Reduction

Key City Development Issues

Solid Waste Management in Khulna has developed in a piecemeal and unintegrated manner with non-government organizations,  informal recyclers and private enterprise, etc. being involved along with Khulna City Corporation. It is estimated that only 50-60% of household waste is collected, with most of the remainder being disposed into the environment. In addition, Khulna is rated in Bangladesh as the 8th top most vulnerable coastal city for flooding and sea level rise; with water logging as a major challenge in the South of Khulna. These issues highlight the need to address (1) solid waste management, and (2) drainage and flood control including river embankment.

Details of Cooperation

CDIA-supported activities included:

  • Conduct a rapid sector assessments of long and medium term development plans in solid waste management, flood and drainage management as well as services to improve economic activities;
  • Prepare a 10 to 20 years roadmap and investment plan for increasing solid waste, drainage coverage and services to improve economic activities
  • Undertake technical Pre-Feasibility Study to assist the city government to evaluate prioritize components, and prepare preliminary engineering designs for priority sub-projects, as well as cost estimates; and
  • Prepare a procurement capacity assessment for the executing and implementing agencies.

Expected Development Impacts

The proposed project will be useful in reforming and strategizing the municipal services with targeted investment plans, also acting as a roadmap for decision makers and involved planning agencies. Overall, the project is expected to improve the public health of the city and reduce the number of residents affected by waterborne diseases.

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