Mahamaya irrigation project

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Mahamaya Lake
Location South-Eastern Bangladesh
Coordinates 22°49′00″N 91°34′19″E / 22.8168°N 91.5719°E / 22.8168; 91.5719Coordinates: 22°49′00″N 91°34′19″E / 22.8168°N 91.5719°E / 22.8168; 91.5719
Type reservoir
Catchment area 3,360 ha (8,300 acres)
Basin countries Bangladesh

Mahamaya irrigation project (Bengali: মহামায়া সেচ প্রকল্প) is an irrigation project in Bangladesh situated at Durgapur Union, Mirsharai Upazila, Chittagong. Initiated in the 2007-2008 financial year, the project provides irrigation water to a 3360 hectare area. It cost about 230 million taka and construction was completed in 2009. This project was inaugurated by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on 29 December 2010.[1] It is the second largest man made lake in Bangladesh after Kaptai Lake.[2]

The project also provided recreational areas.[3][4]

Government is also planning to install a 50 kW mini hydro electric powerplant here.[5]


  1. ^ মিরসরাই মহামায়া প্রকল্প [Mahamaya irrigation project]. Kaler Kantho (in Bengali). Retrieved 30 August 2013. 
  2. ^ "PM to visit Ctg Wednesday: Mohamaya irrigation project to be on". 28 December 2010. Retrieved 30 August 2013. 
  3. ^ "Hasina lampoons Khaleda's opulence". 29 December 2010. Retrieved 30 August 2013. 
  4. ^ "Govt to install hydropower plant in Ctg". Daily Sun. Retrieved 30 August 2013. 
  5. ^ "Development of Renewable Energy Technologies by BPDB". Bangladesh Power Development Board. Retrieved 30 August 2013. 

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