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Founders Group of Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry advocate early construction of Kalabagh Dam

Lahore, December 01, 2012 (PPI-OT): Founders Group of the LCCI Saturday advocated an early construction of Kalabagh Dam saying that we have to build KBD if we want to avoid hunger, drought and poverty in the country.

In a press statement issued here, the leaders of Founders Group of the LCCI Mian Muhammad Ashraf and Iftikhar Ali Malik said that who are opposing the Kalabagh Dam are hindering the progress and prosperity of the country.

They suggested that the government should constitute a team of experts belonging to public and private sectors to convince all the provinces on Kalabagh Dam issue. They said that civil society could also play an important role in creating a consensus as new large water reservoirs would benefit every Pakistani.

The capacity of existing dams to store water is constantly decreasing therefore the construction of Kalabagh dam and other new dams is desperately needed to ensure adequate water for our future generations. As presently because of unavailability of dams, about 30 million acre feet of water is being wasted into the sea.

The country’s dependence on power generated through thermal sources is costing us way too much causing to face insurmountable challenges to remain competitive both in national and international markets.

For more information, contact:
Shahid Khalil
Information Department
Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI)
11-Shahrah-e-Aiwan-e-Tijarat,
Lahore -54000, Pakistan
Tel: +9242 111 222 499
Fax: +92 42 636 8854

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