Balochistan to construct 49 new dams at cost of Rs 6.4 billion

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Islamabad

Balochistan government would construct around 49 new dams with an estimated cost of Rs 6.451 billion during the financial year 2021-22 to irrigate thousands of acres land in the province.

According to official source, these dams would reduce water scarcity and improve ground level water in respective areas.

The development of new dams was expected to be initiated in near future. The Balochistan government has expedited the construction work on development of dams and also enhanced the allocation in Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP) of current fiscal year to resolve the water scarcity issue in the province.

In financial year 2021-22, Rs 298 million has been allocated for construction of Awaran Dam and development of Command Area from a total estimated cost of Rs1.492 billion to harvest rain water as the area was dependent on ground water,” he added. —APP

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