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Published in: 2022
Pages: 15
Publisher: CWIS-FSM Support Cell, DPHE


SFD (Lite) Report – Gazipur, Bangladesh

Gazipur is a fast-growing city, which is 25 km away from the Dhaka city. It is beside the Turag and Balu Rivers and it is well connected with road, water, and railways. It is one of the oldest towns in the sub-continent and was declared City Corporation in 2013. Gazipur is one of the 12 City Corporation in the country.

According to the population census in 2011 by the Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS), the Gazipur city population was 1,592,053. The urban population growth in Bangladesh is 3.5% 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 2,603,766.

The outcome of the SFD graphic shows that only twenty six percent (26%) of the excreta flow is classified as safely managed, and the remaining seventy four percent (74%) is classified as unsafely managed. The unsafely managed excreta originate from wastewater not delivered to treatment (10%), Faecal Sludge (FS) both contained and not contained - not delivered to treatment (45%), FS not contained - not emptied (15%) and 4% of supernatant not delivered to treatment. Thus, the safely managed excreta originate from FS contained - not emptied (26%).

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