"Due to COVID-19 Pandemic all the sessions of WasteSafe 2021 will be held on Virtual Platform"
Bangladesh became independent in the year of 1971 at the sacrifice of lives of 3 million people, is located North-Eastern part of South Asian subcontinent between latitudes 20o34’ and 26o38’ North and longitudes 88o01’ and 92o41’ East. It is one of the world largest Deltas of the three mighty rivers, the Ganges, the Brahmaputra and the Meghan and densely populated country with an area of 147,570 sqkm and 162,221,000 population. Having world’s most fertile agricultural land, it inheritances enormous beauty, hundreds of serpentine rivers, surrounded by ever green hills, luxuriant tropical rain forests, beautiful cascades of green tea gardens, the world’s longest sandy sea beach –Cox’s Bazar and the world’s largest mangroves forest - Sundarbans. The majestic Himalayas stand some distance to the north while the Bay of Bengal lies in the south. The territory comprising Bangladesh was inhabited by the Proto-Australoids, and the Proto-Mongoloids later mingled by the Dravidians, Aryans and Mongolians. It has a tropical monsoon type climate, with a hot and rainy summer and a pronounced dry and sunny season in the cooler months. Bangladesh has a rich, diverse culture; its deep routed heritage is thoroughly reflected in its architecture, multifaceted folks like tales, myths, terracotta, legends riddles etc., dance, music and clothing. The three primary religions - Islam, Hinduism and Buddhism of Bangladesh have a great influence on its culture and history. People of Bangladesh are generous and hospitable by nature and lead a simple life with peace, harmony and happiness.
Khulna, the third biggest city of Bangladesh and the divisional headquarter, started its journey as a municipality in 1884. The city is located in the South-Western part of Bangladesh about 333 km from Dhaka and stands on a natural levee of the Rupsa and Bhairab rivers. Khulna is just 2.15m above the mean sea level having Sundarbans and the Bay of Bengal at the south. It is the gateway of Mongla sea port. Khulna is well connected to Dhaka by road, rail, water and air transport. It spreads over an area of 45.65 sq.km with the inhabitants of about 1.5 million. In this city people from diverse religions live historically in a great harmony. It is flourished with culture, heritage and nature with lot of sight seeing places. It is famous for shrimp processing and jute mills.
The International Conference on Solid Waste Management in Developing Countries -WasteSafe 2013 will be held at the Department of Civil Engineering, Khulna University of Engineering & Technology (KUET), Khulna, Bangladesh. KUET started its first academic activities in 3 June 1974 establishing as Khulna Engineering College at 1967. The college was later converted to a degree awarding autonomous Institution called Bangladesh Institute of Technology (BIT), Khulna in July 1986 by the Government of Bangladesh. The Institute was upgraded and renamed as Khulna University of Engineering and Technology in September 2003. The university is aimed to take the leadership in promoting technological developments and management of the nation by strengthening engineering and technological education and research. KUET strives to a community of scholars and a center for learning and developing knowledge based capabilities which will promote academic achievements and research excellence.
The Department of Civil Engineering is one of the first academic disciplines of KUET started its first undergraduate academic curriculum in 1974. Later Masters’ and Ph.D. Programme started in 1994. It offers basic and advanced regular and optional courses in various civil engineering disciplines - Geotechnical and Geoenvironment, Structure, Environment, Transportation and Water Resources. As one of the developing countries, research in the above fields is extremely important in the national context of Bangladesh.
The university campus extends over an area of 101 acres and is located about 12km far from city center. The campus is tastefully laid out with beautiful plantation and with buildings of various nature and stature, clean and wide roads. The campus presents a spectacle of harmony in architecture and natural beauty.
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All delegates are expected to make their own travel arrangements. Participants can travel Khulna either by plane or bus. There are two regular flights (morning & evening) connect the International Airport of Dhaka to Jessore Airport (35 mins.). The Airlines Bus services are available to transfer the passenger from Jessore Airport to Khulna (1 hr and 30 mins). Participants can also travel Khulna directly from Dhaka by bus (7 to 8 hrs.). Participants requiring assistance on accommodation and travel guideline are requested to contact the organizing committee.
During November the maximum and minimum temperature of Khulna is about 20oC and 30oC, respectively, and the humidity varies from 55% to 60%, with bright sunny days. The average rainfall during this time is 30 mm.
The voltage of electricity throughout Bangladesh is 220 volts.
Hotel in Khulna
For accommodation during the conference period, the participants are advised to contact directly with the Hotel Management.
Hotel Castle Salam
8, KDA Avenue, Khulna 9100, Bangladesh
City Inn Ltd
B-1, Mojid Sarony, KDA C/A, Khulna- 9100, Bangladesh
Tel: +880-41-2834067 - 72
Fax: +880-41 - 724844
The Hotel Royal International
A-33 KDA Avenue, Khulna 9100, Bangladesh
Tel: +88-041-721638-9, 813067-9
Mobile: +88-01718-679900, +88-01678-674411
Tiger Garden International Hotel
01 KDA Avenue, Shib Bari More, Khulna, Bangladesh
Tel: +88041721108, 041722818
Mobile: +8801769056368, +8801715999049
Western Inn International Limited
51, Lower Jessore Road, Khulna-9100, Bangladesh
Tel: +88-041-810899, 810928, 724754, 720637
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