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Balochistan govt completes 22 dams projects

ISLAMABAD: Balochistan government has completed 22 dams project and feasibility studies of 9 dams to irrigate thousands of acres land in the province.

According to an official source, these dams would reduce water scarcity and improve ground level water in respective areas.

The provincial government has also planned to construct 49 new dams with estimated cost of Rs 6.451 billion which was expected to be initiated in near future.

Balochistan government has expedited the construction work on development of dams and also enhanced the allocation in Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP) of current fiscal year to resolve the water scarcity issue in the province.

In financial year 2021-22, Rs 298 million has been allocated for construction of Awaran Dam and development of Command Area from a total estimated cost of Rs1.492 billion to harvest rain water as the area was dependent on ground water,” he said.

The government had spent Rs 1500 million on the development of Bolan Dam, Rs 2000 million allocated for Naoulong Dam, Rs 1011 million allocated for construction of Gharoki Dam.

The government has completed multiple projects of small check dams to eradicate the water scarcity and refill the ground water level in the area.

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