SFD Lite Report Tarabo Municipality, Narayanganj Bangladesh
The Tarabo Municipality is 14 km away from Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh. This sub-district town is recognized as the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO. Tarabo Municipality is adjacent to the Shitalakkha river and the Dhaka-Sylhet highway has passed through the town. Within the last few decades, the sub-district town has been turned into an industrial zone of more than 300 medium to large scale businesses.
According to the population census of 2011 by the Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS), the Tarabo city population was 150,709. The urban population growth in Bangladesh is 3.5% per year. Considering 20% floating population, such as industrial workers, businessmen, suppliers and traders, comes to the city every day, the present (2020) population is estimated to be around 253,900 (Table 1).
The municipality covers an area of 24.6 square kilometers. At present the municipality has 82.45 km of roads of which 13.5 km are bituminous roads, 8.35 km are Herring-Bone-Bond (HBB) roads, 34.8 km Brick Flat Soling (BFS) roads, and 25.8 km earthen roads. The city has about 90 km of drains which includes 15 km of Reinforced Cement Concrete (RCC) and 75 km of earthen drains.