Damaged Gas Field At Magurchara

Type: Factory and plant
Contributed By: Nayeem


Back in 1997, a devastating accident occurred while the exploration in one of the wells in Magurchara gas field. An unimaginable catastrophe broke out in the 840 meter below of surface level in the said gas field on the 14th June 1997. The explosion cost too much for the environment, it denuded about 700-acre reserved forest, destroyed 10 tea gardens and hampered greatly the lives of numerous workers and tribal people living nearby. Though measures have been taken to improve the conditions, evident to this major accident are still seen in the location of the accident.

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How to go

Magurchara is the name of the locality situated on the Moulvibazar gas reservoir in the Surma basin, an area, rich in hydrocarbon reserve. It is 88.9 km away from Sylhet. It is just next to Lawachara National Park. Take local buses from Sreemangal Upazila or Moulvibazar Sadar to reach that place.

How To Reach: Sreemangal Upazila

1. Shaymoli Paribahan:
Head Office, 25/B-1, Khilji Road, Mohammadpur, Shaymoli, Dhaka, Phone-9124139
Kalabagan Counter, Dhaka, Ph-9141047, 0171-1130862
Uttara Counter, Abdullahpur, Dhaka, Phone-0171-2839111
Kalyanpur Counter, Dhaka, Phone-9003331

2. Green Line
9/2, Outer Circular Road, Momen Bagh, Rajarbagh, Dhaka, Tel: 8331302-4, 8353004-5

3. Hanif Enterprise
22/3, Block-B, College Gate, Dhaka, Tel: +8802 9008480

Where to Stay

Sreemangal Tea Resort:
Accommodation: Bungalows BDT 3,500-5,500, Suites BDT-3,500/-, Ip rooms BDT-2,500/-. Have to add 15% vat & 7% Service charge.
Address: Bangladesh Tea Board, Bhanugach Road, Srimangal, MauloviBazar.

Hotel Tea Town:
Accommodation: Deluxe non A/c BDT 1,000-1,250, Couple BDT 1,350/-, Suite BDT-1,550-1,850/-
Have to add 15% vat & 5% service charge
Address: Dhaka Sylhet Road, Sreemongal.

3. Grand Sultan Tea Resort & Golf
Arman Khan (Act GM), Sreemangal, +8801730793552-(59)

Things to do

In these 13 years, this place has become a spot where people might go to find out the direct negative impacts of human actions on the nature.

Eating Facilities


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