I couldn’t receive services from sweepers as there are no nearby drains and they would charge a lot to dump elsewhere. Thanks to SWEEP I can have proper emptying services at affordable prices. I would recommend SWEEP to others in my neighbourhood.
Key activities in Chattagram
Capacity building work with the Chattogram City Corporation
We’re working closely with the Chattogram City Corporation (CCC) to help improve its on-site sanitation services. We’ve helped the City Corporation understand the role of the private sector in improving collection and treatment of waste, and are supporting the authority with the delivery of a new waste collection service operated by the private sector.
Launching a public-private partnership
We’re working with the Chattogram City Corporation to deliver improved faecal waste collection services. In March 2017 we launched SWEEP, a public-private partnership that provides a faecal sludge emptying service and tackles the challenges of poor faecal waste collection. Through land donated by the City Corporation we are also building a simple treatment facility for the waste.
Implementing community projects
We have implemented a number of community water, sanitation, and hygiene projects in low-income areas in Chattogram. The projects included construction of new water points and sanitation facilities and the refurbishment of existing ones. We also worked on behaviour change activities to improve hygiene practices, and worked with local NGOs to implement these. Another project involved the delivery of new and improved toilets in Chattogram, which benefited 10,000 low-income people.
It's unbelievable that faecal sludge collection can be a profitable business and is getting such a positive response. Now that WSUP has paved the way, CCC is committed to making more entrepreneurs in this business.
Key partners in Chattagram
Chattogram City Corporation, mandated to manage on-site sanitation services including faecal sludge management.
Chattogram Water and Sewerage Authority (CWASA), responsible for sewerage and water services.
Chattogram Development Authority (CDA), responsible for city-wide planning and the development of physical infrastructure.