Rs105b allocated for construction of dams

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Minister for Water Resources Syed Khursheed Ahmad Shah stated that government has allocated 105 billion rupees in the federal budget 2022-23 for the construction of dams.

Talking to PTV news, he said the government has expedited the construction work on Dasu, Diamer-Bhasha and Mohmand dams with the aim to complete them at earliest for conserving water.

He stated government had decided to construct dams with a view to avert the looming threat of water scarcity in the country as well as protect the future generations.

Khursheed Shah said the construction of new dams will not only help address water and energy crisis but also generate jobs and tourism and business opportunities.—INP