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Satisfaction expressed over pace of work at Kachhi Canal Project Dera Ghazi Khan

Lahore, March 21, 2013 (PPI-OT): Pakistan Army Engineer-in-Chief Lt. Gen. Najeeb Ullah, Balochistan Chief Secretary, Frontier Works Organisation (FWO) Director General and other high-ups today attended a briefing about Kachhi Canal Project at Dera Ghazi Khan.

WAPDA Secretary Muhammad Imtiaz Tajwar, Member (Water) Hasnain Afzal and General Manager (Central) Water were also present on the occasion.

In his briefing, Kachhi Canal Project Director said that WAPDA has accelerated construction work on Kachhi Canal Project to an optimum level, and an all out effort is being made to provide water through
Kachhi Canal to Dera Bugti district of Balochistan under phase-I at the earliest.

He further said that the volume of construction activities could be gauged from the fact that more than 1000 heavy machines are simultaneously working on various sites of the project.

The Engineer-in-Chief and Balochistan Chief Secretary expressed their satisfaction over the pace of work at the project, and desired that WAPDA should provide water to the Dera Bugti area under phase-I by
June this year. Balochistan Chief Secretary said that the Planning Commission will be requested to hold a meeting to resolve all the issues including funding of the project.

Later, the Engineer-in-Chief, Balochistan Chief Secretary and other high-ups visited the project.
It is pertinent to mention that Kachhi Canal Project is of immense importance for agro-based socio economic development in the country, especially in Balochistan.

The first phase, currently under construction, will irrigate about 55,000 acres of barren land in remote areas of Dera Bugti, boosting agriculture produce in the area.

For more information, contact:
Muhammad Abid Rana
Director Public Relations
Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA)
G-32, WAPDA House, Lahore
Tel: +9242 9920 2633 and +9242 9920 2211 -2033 -2029
Cell: +92333 445 8293
Email: mabidrana@gmail.com

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