Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has urged Wapda authorities to give due attention to the projects it has launched in Sindh.
This he said while talking to Chairman Wapda General Muzammel who called on him here at the Cm House Monday. Principal Secretary to CM Naveed Kamran Balcoh was also present in the meeting.
The Chief Minster said that Reni Canal project, phase-II which as per plan was supposed to be 210 km long upto Mithi where a second reservoir was to be constructed with a storage capacity of 93,000 acre feet to provide water to the people of Thar.
The chairman Wapda said that there was a proposal to name Reni Canal phase-II as Thar Canal was under consideration as it would provide water to Thar.
It may be noted that Reni Canal Project Phase-I emanates from the Guddu Barrage and passes near Ubaro, Daharki, Mirpur Mathelo, Khangarh, Salehpat, and Rohri. It terminates at the Nara with a reservoir with a storage capacity of 61,000 acre feet.
Chairman Wapda Gen. Muzamel said that he has visited Hub Dam a number of times and found that it usually over flow during peak season. Presently, its wall are 50 feet high which are not enough to store water.