The feasibility studies and detailed designs of 16 small dams were completed in Khyber Pakhunkhwa with an objective to store floods and rain waters for irrigation and clean drinking water to people. Director General Small Dams KP, Mujahid Saeed told APP that detailed designs of seven small dams including Chamak Mira Abbottabad, Surkhawai Mardan, Naki and Bahadar Khel Nowshera, Makh Banda and Chasmi Akorkhel in Karak and Darabanzam in D I Khan were also completed.
He said the feasibility studies of nine others small dams were also completed including Kora Nullah, Choudwan Zam and Sheikh Haider Zaman in D I Khan, Kuhai and Panjar in Buner, Tora Wari Hangu, Shoukas, Zari Karak and Tankzam in Tank district and feasibility studies of Legani Buner, Sarozai Hangu and Zawona Darvazai dams besides Pezu in Lakki Marwat are in progress.
The feasibility studies of four small dams including Shah Tooth, Chitta Batta, Shungali Banda and Shina in Manshera are in approval stage and work on feasibility study on Mandrosh Kalan and Rucha dams were halted due to social problems. He said feasibility studies and designs of 26 small dams having 166,282 cultivable command area and 555,103 acres feet storage capacity, has been either completed or practical work in progress in different districts of KP. Mujahid Saeed said a total of 25 small dams were so far completed in KP, adding 18 were completed including nine each under ADP and PSDP after 2003.—APP