The Muhuri Irrigation Project (MIP) is located in the middle of the Southeastern Region of Bangladesh adjacent to the coastal belt of the Bay of Bengal. It has an approximate total area of about 43,900 ha and covers the four Upazilas of Feni Sadar, Sonagazi, Chagalnaiya and Parsuram Upazilas under Feni District, and the Mirsarai Upazila of Chittagong District. The MIP overlaps with the Muhuri-Kahua Irrigation Project (MKIP) which was developed in the 1990s. The area of Muhuri Kahua outside the original Muhuri has a total area of about 21,700 ha, and is contiguous with MIP. Both schemes rely on the same water supply and hence are considered combined under IMIP and referred to as the MIP. The scope of this service will cover the extended areas incorporating both projects with a gross area of around 65,000ha with a cultivated area of around 38,500ha.
The overall intended impact of the project is sustained high growth in irrigated agriculture. To achieve this the project aims for efficient and sustainable management of large scale irrigation schemes producing higher yields, with expanded irrigated areas, and with a higher cropping intensification including diversification into higher value crops.
The three key outputs of the project are as follows:
• Performance-based irrigation management and agriculture support services established.
• Irrigation system infrastructure rehabilitated and modernized.
• The Project is efficiently managed with effective institutional development.