North Waziristan Agency: Development schemes completed

People in the area depend heavily on their agricultural lands as a source of income.


December 09, 2010

PESHAWAR: The political authorities of North Waziristan Agency have completed various development projects, which will help improve the living standards of the communities of the agency. The political administration has constructed a flood protection dyke for the community of Shazada Kot, which aims to safeguard agricultural lands and houses from future flooding.

The press release issued by the Directorate of Information on Wednesday, Fata Secretariat stated the 457 metres flood protection dyke for the community of Shazada Kot has been completed. The village is located at the side of the main Miranshah, Data Khel Road. The flood protection dyke will protect 80 acres of farmland and allow for the rehabilitation of 30 acres.

People in this area depend heavily on their agricultural lands as a source of income and livelihood and floods pose serious threats to the fertile lands and farming practices of the poor communities.

The project will benefit approximately 1,600 individuals. According to the press release, the political administration has also developed 3,200 metres of street pavements and 1,500 metres of roadside drainage for the community of Mossaki, Tehsil Mirali. The project will benefit 3,200 individuals of the Mossaki community.

The press release added that political administration has also constructed a tube well for irrigation and drinking water supply system was also proposed for the community of Kotha Dawood Khan.

The project included the construction of a tube well, a pump house, guardhouse and a 2,000 gallon storage tank. It has also included the installation of a submersible pump, 1,000 metres of pipeline for distribution and
a complete electrification of the system.

The political authorities have called upon the inhabitants of North Waziristan to help maintain these projects and to extend their cooperation in implementing other such work in their areas as this will bring prosperity to all local tribes.

Published in The Express Tribune, December 9th, 2010.

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