KP govt approves small dams for irrigation purpose in North Waziristan

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Staff Reporter
Peshawar

Chairman District Development Advisory Committee, North Waziristan, MPA Muhammad Iqbal Wazir Tuesday said Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has approved constructions of small dams for irrigation purpose and overcome drinking water shortage in the area.

He said that small dam in Zakarkhel village will be constructed at a cost of Rs. 100 million to irrigate 1600 acres land and Zangoti dam costing RS. 80 million will irrigate 600 acres land. Chairman DDAC said that Chief Minister Mahmood Khan has fulfilled promise made with JaniKhel tribe by giving approval to Shakto small dam in tribal sub-division, Bannu.

The Shakto small dam costing Rs. 200 million will irrigate 5700 acres land. He said that construction of small dams would increase agriculture productivity, water availability for livestock besides providing local earning opportunities.

Iqbal Muhammad Wazir said that development and up gradation works have initiated for promotion of economic activities of the area.

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