Foy's Lake

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Foy's Lake
Foy's Lake 2 by Rahat.jpg
Location Chittagong
Coordinates 22°22′N 91°48′E / 22.367°N 91.800°E / 22.367; 91.800Coordinates: 22°22′N 91°48′E / 22.367°N 91.800°E / 22.367; 91.800
Type reservoir
Basin countries Bangladesh

Foy's Lake is a man-made lake in Chittagong, Bangladesh. It was created in 1924 by constructing a dam across the stream that came down from the hills in the northern part of Chittagong. The purpose of creating an artificial lake was to provide water to the residence of railway colony. It was named after Mr Foy who was a Railway engineer and believed to materialized the project. Pahartali was basically a railway town with workshop, yard and shed. A good number of railway employees lives there. Presently, a carriage workshop, diesel workshop, loco shed, laboratory, stores, electric workshop, school (established in 1924) are located.

The area belongs to Railway. However, an amusement park, managed by the Concord group, is located here.[1]

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  1. ^ Sifatul Quader Chowdhury (2012). Sirajul Islam and Ahmed A. Jamal, ed. "Foy's Lake" (Second ed.). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh. Retrieved 15 November 2016.