Development of the area of Fridpur Sadar upazila along Kumar Nod (river) through preservation of traditional social spaces including Ghatlas (A social space for interaction between human and river) prioritizing socio-cultural activities and protection of Kumar Nod and natural environment of the area in its natural state through providing necessary social connector, physical infrastructure and landscape elements including paved walkways and also provide with necessary drainage and waste management.
1)Circulation Network: Paved road for primarily non-motorized vehicles and walk waysa.(Bituminous Roads : 3.8 km -width varying 60’, 20’, 10’; Concrete roads: 0.20 km-width 8’; Brick paved roads: 0.45 km-width 4’ to 8’) 2)Preservation of river: Paved walkways along the river including the provision of necessary landscape elements including paved walkways, tree plantation, cladding, sitting arrangements, fences etc. 3)Environmental protection: Construction of water treatment plant, Well-designed drainage and waste disposal & management system. 4)Identification, design and implementation of Socio-cultural facilities: Development of meeting places, market places, business centers, ghatlas with necessary services and facilities including walkways, toilets, waste management, drainage etc. 5)Segregation of ghatlas: At present 14 ghatlas are using for swimming, diving, boating, bathing, washing, peddling, goods transportation, dipping idol etc. These ghatlas will Provide necessary facilities for different types of uses and segregate them according to uses and social norms. 6)Integration of vernacular architecture of neighborhood through translation of socio-cultural (Khona’s) maxims with existing risk sensitive landuse plan: Khonas maxims would be followed while redesigning the area
Concept Stage: Specific projects are identified and conceptualized. There exists a basic economic model.
The social spaces and open spaces 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 ofFaridpur Municipality and its surrounding region. The target population of the area is 428834.
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:
Faridpur Municipality is very potential area and going to be a city corporation soon. This project is very important so change in government will not effect this project.
Public Private Partnership
The project still at concept stage.
This will be a pilot project which will implement the approach of “Ru-Ban”.
Yes. National Level, Subnational/regional level.
The government will provide technical support.
Director, Urban Development Directorate, Ministry of Housing and Public Works.
Mayor, Faridpur Municipality
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 (WUF'10)
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