Irrigation

Irrigation

During country programming consultations held in April/May 2012 between the
Government of Bangladesh (GOB) and ADB it was agreed to develop a $40million first tranche
for the Muhuri Irrigation Project. The original feasibility study of the Muhuri Irrigation Project
(MIP) was in 1973 with construction completed in 1986. In addition to irrigation, the MIP
provides flood control and protection against the intrusion of tidal water. The design enabled dry
season irrigation as well as supplemental wet season irrigation by constructing the Feni Closure
Dam and Regulator to create a reservoir downstream of the confluence of the Feni, Muhuri and
Kalidash-Pahalia rivers. The original design area for the Muhuri Irrigation Project was 23,000ha