A sum of Rs18 billion will be spent on construction of dams and water supply schemes in Rawalpindi division and preparation of their feasibility reports during financial year 2015-16.
Preparation of feasibility reports for construction of four dams is in process.
Rawalpindi Commissioner Zahid Saeed said from the total of 30 dams and water supply schemes 13 are of Water and Sanitation Agency and Rawalpindi Development Authority worth Rs976 million. The up gradation of Rawal Lake filtration plant is also part of the schemes.
He said out of 17 schemes of dams, four each are for Rawalpindi and Chakwal, one for Jhelum, two for Islamabad and six for Attock district.
For Rawal Dam upraising project Rs35.069 million have been allocated, Rs 27.805 million for Thatha Dam Rawalpindi, Rs 27.805 million Qutab Bandi Dam and Rs48.260 for Doodcha Dam.
Chahan Dam will be operational in December 2015.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 3rd, 2015.