Darazinda communities to benefit from uplift projects

Drinking water supply scheme and irrigation channel constructed.

April 27, 2011


About 1,300 people in Frontier Region (FR) Dera Ismail Khan will benefit from the completion of a water supply scheme and an irrigation channel in village Siffat Khan Koroona in Tehsil Darazinda.

According to a press release issued by the Directorate Information of Federally Administered Tribal Areas here on Tuesday, the water supply scheme and irrigational channel will provide the local people access to clean drinking water and protection to their agricultural land from floods.

The completed projects comprise a 122-metre-long flood wall, 91-metre-long flood protection spur, two dug wells, 122-metre-long irrigation channel, four 500 gallons surface water tanks, 400 meters of distribution pipeline and installation of two transformers.

The political administration has also rehabilitated the flood protection walls for the communities of Pan Kach and Shanglai Kach in FR Dera Ismail Khan, which will benefit approximately 2,700 individuals.

The projects were initiated after elders of the communities requested for provision of drinking water facilities and means to protect agricultural lands.

The people of the localities were facing acute shortages of drinking water. The political administration completed the projects by hiring skilled and unskilled local labour and locally-available

Published in The Express Tribune, April 27th, 2011.


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