People laud KP Govt for approving three new dams


Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Minister Faisal Amin Khan Gandapur on Wednesday said that the provincial government has approved construction of three new dams in Tank and Dera Ismail Khan districts.

Talking to APP here, he said the new dams included Tank Zam Dam, Chodwan Zam Dam and Daraban Dam, adding the construction of these dams would irrigate estimated 109,721 acres of barren land, while Tank Zam dam would also generate 25.5 MW of electricity.

Faisal Amin said that these dams would also bring an agricultural revolution in KP’s poorest zone besides ensuring food security and creating job opportunities for the local people.

He said that by using water efficient models the command area can be doubled and would help achieve self-sufficiency in food sector as per the vision of Prime Minister Imran Khan.—APP

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