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SFD (level 1) Report - Sonargaon Municipality, Bangladesh

CWIS-FSM Support Cell, DPHE (2023)

Published in: 2023
Pages: 14

CWIS-FSM Support Cell, DPHE

CWIS-FSM Support Cell, DPHE

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Sonargaon is one of the ancient capitals of Bengal and served as the administrative centre of eastern Bengal. It is located in the Sonargaon Upazila of the Narayanganj District within the Dhaka Division. The geographical coordinates of Sonargaon are 23°38' N and 90°35' E . Its northern and western boundaries are defined by Araihazar and Rupganj upazilas, its southern and eastern boundaries by Munshiganj Sadar and Gazaria upazilas, and its western boundary is defined by Bandar, Narayanganj Sadar, Rupganj upazilas, and Demra Than. According to the population census in 2011 by the Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS), the population of Sonargaon Municipality was 32,796. The urban population growth in Sonargaon is 3.43% per year. Considering 10% floating population, such as farmers and traders coming to the city every day, the present (2023) population is estimated to be around 54,072. The household survey results show that majority of the occupation is business (41%), followed by private service (24%), self-employment (11%).

The city does not have a dedicated sewerage system and most sanitation systems available in the town are classified as onsite systems (93.7%). The main types of toilet facilities are toilets connected to an open drain, to a water body or to open ground, septic tanks connected to a soak pit, to an open drain, to a water body or to open ground, lined tanks or lined pits, with no outlet or overflow and unlined pits

The outcome of the SFD graphic shows that only twenty five percent (25%) of the excreta flow is classified as safely managed, and the remaining seventy five percent (75%) is classified as unsafely managed .

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CWIS-FSM Support Cell, DPHE (2023). SFD (level 1) Report - Sonargaon Municipality, Bangladesh. CWIS-FSM Support Cell, DPHE

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