A vision of a Green City: can improved sanitation help?

Themes: Faecal sludge management Health impact Sanitation Utilities WASH
Countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh-local

With nearly half the urban population in Bangladesh lacking access to safe sanitation services, a sanitation waste partnership between the public and private sector, is helping tackle the challenge.

In Bangladesh, nearly 60 million residents live in urban areas. Utilities and are struggling to cope with this rapid urban growth. Delivering citywide sanitation services is a major challenge.

How can city authorities deliver services at the scale required to serve everyone in a city?

Enter SWEEP, a public-private partnership that has enabled the private sector to deliver profitable waste collection services.

The Mayor of Rangpur, Mostafizar Rahman Mostafa said, “If we can systematically collect the faecal waste and dispose it in a planned manner, then our dream of a Green City may come true.”

Watch our new film to find out how we’ve been working with city authorities and businesses to bring improved sanitation services for all urban residents.