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Master plan for water supply to Bangabandhu Shilpa Nagar

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 11 November, 2021 12:00 AM
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Master plan for water supply to Bangabandhu Shilpa Nagar

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Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Shilpa Nagar at Mirsarai in Chattogram will require 1,013 million liters of water daily during the years from 2026 to 2040.

Bangladesh Economic Zone Authorities (BEZA) informed about this requirement on Wednesday.

It has taken a master plan for ensuring uninterrupted supply of water at the Bangabandhu Shilpa Nagar which is going to be the country’s largest industrial hub.

BEZA held a stockholders’ consultation meeting at the Prime Minister’s Office in this regard on Wednesday with PMO secretary Tofazzel Hossain Miah in the chair.

At the meeting, BEZA executive chairman Shaikh Yusuf Harun said the master plan will help the authorities to increase surface water use instead of ground water.

Institute of Water Modeling (IWM), Department of Public Health Engineering (DPHE), Chattogram Water Supply and Sewerage Authority and Water Resources Planning Organisation are working with BEZA for water management in the area. BEZA already conducted a feasibility study on water management for the economic zone in association with the IWM. DPHE will run a project to ensure 500 million liters per day (MLD) water after the feasibility study.

Meanwhile, Chattogram WASA began a study to arrange more 950 MLD.

World Bank will facilitate a project to develop a water desalination plant for 30 MLD water and 5MLD water will be managed from rainwater harvesting and reservoirs.

BEZA already confirmed $23 billion investment for Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Shilpa Nagar that will generate 1.5 million employments after completion of its construction.

Till now, 13 industrial entities are under construction in the mega business hub.