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