Development of Mymensingh city as earthquake and fire risk resilient pedestrian prioritized eco-city through conservation of heritage buildings and preservation of open spaces and water bodies by establishing inter connectivity among them:
(i) preservation of social space and heritage buildings necessary required retrofitting of heritage buildings
(ii) development of city-wide water supply system and road-side water hydrants with adequate head pressure for firefighting
(iii) widening of roads
The objectives of the project are as follows:
1) Preservation of social space and heritage buildings
2) Conservation of open spaces
3) Conservation and preservation of existing wet land
4) Development of existing neighborhood social connector including visible and invisible 05. Identify buildings vulnerable to earthquake and fire 06. Integration of neighborhood with existing risk sensitive land use plan 07. Establishment of socio-cultural green-blue connector for retrieving of emergency lifeline.
Conceptualization and Planning (2011-2016)
Construction of basic infrastructure like circulation Network(440 km), development of fire-fighting System(62 no of Hydrant, 15 Pumping Station), development of Services and Facilities(15 Public Toilet, kiosk, Fencing of 5 km area, 127.23 km water pipe line)
Improvement of social spaces and conservation of wetland (1130.43 Acre Area for conservation, Landscaping of two Parks etc)
Concept Stage: Specific projects are identified and conceptualized. There exists a basic economic model.
The preserved heritage buildings of the city would promote tourism in the area. Moreover, green-blue and pedestrian development would reduce the cost of fuel resulting in low carbon emission, which would help in economic development of the city. Preservation of social space, development of existing visible and invisible neighborhood social connector would improve the quality of life of the city and ultimately promote blue-green governance of the city.
The primary beneficiaries of the project are the inhabitants of Mymensingh City Corporation and its surrounding region. The target population of the 679983.
SDG 6, 11 & 15
The initiative would make the city inclusive as retrieving of emergency lifeline would be retrieved through establishment of socio-cultural green-blue connector. The city would also be safe from the point of view of urban fire hazards and road safety through segregation of mode of traffic. As the vulnerable heritage buildings would be conserved, the city would be earthquake resilient and as a whole sustainable. Moreover, safe drinking water would be made available to the inhabitants of the city through development of frontier technology in water supply system with a view to enhance fire safety. Also conservation and preservation of water body and open spaces would radically improve the waste management system of the city.
The key risks, constraints and dependencies related to the project are as follow:
A) Preservation of the heritage buildings: Heritage buildings that belongs to government are possible to preserve upon consent from the competent authority, as the buildings belongs to different agencies.
B) Willingness of the municipal authority to develop such frontier technology in water supply system with special reference to fire fighting.
C) Widening of roads through segregation of motorized and non-motorized vehicle with provision of bi-cycle route and pedestrian include recovery of rights of way and also acquisition and/or willingness of the inhabitants of area to give land for road widening. Awareness building is required to this end.
D) Conservation of wetland including preservation and conservation of open spaces that belongs to private ownership are difficult. Because, acquisition of land is very difficult. Awareness building is essential for achieving the said objective.
As a new city corporation this project is essential so change in government will not effect the continuation of this project.
Public Private Partnership
The project still at concept stage
The government will provide technical support.
Director, Urban Development Directorate, Ministry of Housing and Public Works
Mayor, Mymensingh City Corporation
Cities Investment Platform in progress - updates pending
Project featured on the Cities Investment Platform, which was launched at the Tenth Session of the World Urban Forum (WUF10)
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