Dam under construction to control floods in Tank

Faisal Amin said this flood was more severe than that of 2010


APP September 09, 2022
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PESHAWAR:

Khyber-Pakhutnkhwa (K-P) Minister for Local Government and Rural Development Faisal Amin Gandapur on Thursday said that physical work has been started on Ghozhzai Dam in Tank district which will be constructed at a total cost of Rs1.268 billion.

He said that K-P government is building small dams in southern districts to control floods in future, besides providing water for agriculture and drinking purposes.

Talking to APP, he described construction of dams as indispensable for the country.

The minister said construction work on seven small irrigation dams and water reservoirs has already been initiated which would be completed at an estimated cost of Rs9 billion and would irrigate 14,135 acres of barren land in the merged districts.

He said if Gomal Zam Dam had not been constructed, perhaps the Dera city would have been completely destroyed in the floods.

Faisal Amin said this flood was more severe than that of 2010.

This flood affected Dera Ismail Khan has, according to the latest data, 61,000 acres of agricultural land submerged.

Published in The Express Tribune, September 9th, 2022.

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