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Published 27 Jun, 2020 06:09am

Project for remodelling of Warsak canal okayed

MOHMAND: The federal government has approved a project for remodelling of Warsak Left Bank Canal, said chairman of the Senate Standing Committee on Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development Senator Hilalur Rehman while talking to this correspondent.

He said that Prime Minister Imran Khan had approved development schemes for Mohmand tribal district, which included remodelling of Warsak Left Bank Canal, under the Accelerated Implementation Program (AIP) and ADP for fiscal year 2020-21.

He said that the total cost of the project would be Rs992 million and it would be completed in three years.

Senator Rehman recalled that in July 2019 the prime minister had called all the senators, including ex-Fata senators, for support during the no-trust move against Senate Chairman Sadiq Sanjrani. He said at that time the prime minister had asked them to identify basic issues of their areas.

“I had submitted three issues of Mohmand tribal district, including remodelling of Warsak Left Bank Canal, opening of Pak-Afghan trade route and installation of Mamad Grid Station,” the senator said.

He said that a feasibility study of the scheme was completed recently.

Abdul Jalil, a resident of the area, said after its remodelling the Warsak Left Bank Canal would irrigate vast tracts of land in the area.

Senator Rehman thanked the federal government for approving the canal project, saying it would bring a revolution in the lives of Lower Mohmand people.

Published in Dawn, June 27th, 2020

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