Safe and Sustainable Management of Municipal Solid Waste in Bangladesh trough the Practical Application of WasteSafe Proposal

General Project Information

FP6 Programme Acronym: Asia Pro Eco Programme – Phase II
Project Reference: ASIE/2006/122-432

Contract Type: EuropeAid/122884/C/ACT/Multi
Start Date: 2007-01-01

End Date: 2009-12-31
Duration: 36 months

Project Status: Completed
Project Acronym: WasteSafe - II

Budget: 555 680 €
( 58 108 € - LUT)

Person responsible:

Project Description
Scientific objectives and approach: In the least developed Asian Countries (LDACs), due to inadequate waste management, financial constrains, absence of appropriate technology, lack of people’s awareness, motivation and participation, ineffective legislation and law enforcement, municipal solid waste (MSW) remains unmanageable and becomes one of striking environmental and social issues. To have a clean, hygiene and environment-friendly city, the generated MSW must be managed in an appropriate way, which is absent in the most of the cities of LDACs including Bangladesh. To solve this striking issue, the Department of Civil Engineering of Khulna University of Engineering and Technology (KUET), Bangladesh conducted a twelve months (14.04.2004 to 13.04.2005) feasibility study project “Integrated management and safe disposal of municipal solid waste in LDACs-WasteSafe”, co-financed by European Commission. The Project proposed a system named as “WasteSafe proposal” with some specific guidelines. With the analysis and evaluation of practical application of this proposal, an appropriate MSW management can be established for any specific region. To this endeavor, a three years (01.012007 to 31.12.2009) partnership project co-financed by Asia Pro Eco II Programme of EC “ Safe and Sustainable Management of Municipal Solid Waste in Bangladesh Through the Practical Application of WasteSafe Proposal - “WasteSafe II” has been undertaken by KUET, Bangladesh in the partnership of Khulna City Corporation (KCC), Bangladesh; Bauhaus University Weimar, Germany; Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Thailand; Bauhaus International Research & Education Center (BIREC),Germany and Lublin University of Technology (LUT), Poland.
Overall objective of the proposed project is to enhance the environmental state of LDACs by introducing appropriate waste management master plan for MSW and complete technical guidelines for all tiers of management in the perspective of local conditions, technological capabilities and the present needs of these countries considering Bangladesh as a case study country. The proposed project will be built directly on the results of the previous Asia Pro Eco project "Integrated Management and Safe Disposal of Municipal Solid Wastes in Least Developed Asian Countries- WasteSafe". Practical testing of site-adapted waste management master plan approaches based on WasteSafe proposal, demo compost plant and landfill cell are planned to implement in Khulna, the third largest city of Bangladesh on the basis of the selected areas. Other project partners will conduct accompanying research, analysis and synthesis activities.


Department of Civil Engineering,
Khulna University of Engineering & Technology (KUET)
Khulna-9203, Bangladesh


  1. Khulna City Corporation, Bangladesh
  2. School of Civil Engineering, Asian Institute of Technology, Klong Luang, Pathumthani 12120, Thailand
  3. Bauhaus University Weimar, Germany
  4. Bauhaus International Research & Education Centre, Germany
  5. Lublin University of Technology, Poland