Construction of seven small dams had been completed in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa under Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP) umbrella project. The dams have been constructed at a cost of Rs. 2684 million. The completed projects have a total live storage capacity of 21694 acre feet whereas cultivable command area of the projects is 11710 acres cumulatively.
This was told in a meeting of irrigation department held here with the Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mahmood Khan to review the progress on the construction of small dams being executed through PSDP project, said an official handout issued here on Sunday. Additional Chief Secretary Shakeel Qadar Khan, Principle Secretary to Chief Minister Shahab Ali Shah, administrative secretary of Irrigation department, Director General small dams and other relevant authorities attended the meeting.
The forum was informed that under the PSDP umbrella project, construction of seven small dams in various districts of the province had been completed including Loughar Dam Karak, Khair Bara Dam Haripur, Karak Dam Karak, Jabba Khattak Dam Nowshera, Darmalak Dam Kohat, Ghole Banda Dam Karak and Mardan Khel Dam Karak. The meeting was further informed that construction of Zamir Gul Dam, Kohat and Bada Dam, Swabi was in progress and would be completed at the estimated revised cost of Rs.1128.22 million and Rs. 1921.408 million respectively.