Kaptai Dam

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Kaptai Dam is located on the Karnaphuli River at Kaptai, 65 km upstream from Chittagong in Rangamati District, Bangladesh. It is an earthfill embankment dam with a reservoir (known as Kaptai Lake) water storage capacity of 11,000 km². The primary purpose of the construction of the dam and reservoir was to generate hydroelectric power. Construction was completed in 1962.


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