LAHORE: First stage of Kurram Tangi dam project, being constructed in North Waziristan district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, will be completed by June 2023.
This was stated by Water and Power Development Authority’s (Wapda) chairman retired Lt Gen Muzammil Hussain during his visit to the project site. He urged the project management to expedite efforts for completion of work in accordance with the schedule and stipulated standard of works.
Highlighting the benefits relating to irrigation and hydropower generation, he said the project would help attain sustainable development through irrigated agriculture and low-cost hydel electricity, thus creating job opportunities and alleviating poverty in the remote and backward area. Gen Hussain said water security is considered to be an integral part of human development the world over, which is why Wapda is constructing about a dozen projects to tap water resources to the maximum in the country, according to an official statement.
Earlier, the Wapda chairman inspected various parts of the project, including weir (dam), irrigation system and the power houses. The project management briefed him about the progress made so far on Stage-I of the project.
Published in Dawn, November 24th, 2021