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Sylhet city, the district headquarter as well as the divisional headquarter of the Sylhet division, is situated in north-eastern Bangladesh. It is 241 km away from the capital city Dhaka. The city is located on the banks of Surma River. It is one of the oldest towns in the sub-continent. Sylhet was updated to a city corporation from a municipal board in 2002. Sylhet is one of the 8 City Corporations in the country.
According to the population census in 2011 by the Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS), the Sylhet population was 479,837. The present population growth rate in Sylhet town is 2.5% per year. Considering 10% floating population, such as farmers and traders, comes to the city every day, the present (2020) population is estimated to be around 659,176.
The outcome of the SFD graphic shows that only twenty-seven percent (27%) of the excreta flow is classified as safely managed, and the remaining seventy-three (73%) percent is classified as unsafely managed. The unsafely managed excreta originate from wastewater not delivered to treatment (5%), Faecal Sludge (FS) emptied but not delivered to treatment (52%), FS not contained - not emptied (8%) and 8% of supernatant not delivered to treatment. The safely managed excreta originate from FS contained - not emptied (27%).
- Prepared by: CWIS-FSM Support Cell, DPHE
- Date of production: 30/01/2022
- Last update: 14/06/2022