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National Debris Management Guideline of Bangladesh_Draft

These National Debris Management Guidelines (Guidelines) have been prepared for the Government of Bangladesh (GoB) to be adopted nationally with the aim of strengthening the capacity of the Bangladesh disaster management system in improving debris response and recovery management at all levels.

The development of the Guidelines has been supported by the Department of Disaster Management (DDM) which will provide the key national and local Governmental departments with clear, pragmatic guidance on how to handle large volumes of debris following disasters. The Guidelines are applicable throughout the geographical areas of Bangladesh.

The Guidelines detail an approach from the initial assessments of debris arisings through design of debris management programmes to actual implementation and end use of the debris recycled materials. There is a strong focus within the Guidelines to mobilise communities and provide sustainable livelihoods through the debris management works.

At the City level, Debris Management Plans (DMP) have been developed for the cities of Dhaka, Chittagong and Sylhet. These DMPs identify potential quantities of debris per Ward of the respective City, potential hazards and constraints affecting the management of the debris, possible debris processing sites and City specific proposed preparedness actions.

These National Debris Guidelines have been prepared by the UNDP Early Recovery Facility through integrated collaboration and full cooperation of the Department of Disaster Management without who’s support the Guidelines would not have been possible.

Operation(s)/ Webspace(s): 
United Nations Development Programme
Global Cluster(s): 
Early Recovery
Original Publication Date: 
18 Feb 2016
Document type: 
Early Recovery