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Govt releases Rs21.4bn for water resources schemes

Govt releases Rs21.4bn for water resources schemes
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November 28, 2022 (MLN): The government has released an amount of Rs21.4 billion for various water resources schemes under the annual Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP) during the 1QFY23.

According to the data of the Planning Commission, the government has specified a sum of Rs97.6bn for various projects in PSDP 2022-23.

Ongoing schemes included 13 hydel and 61 water sector projects, whereas the new projects were only 13.

Furthermore, the allocation of ongoing hydel projects included Rs 55.38bn for Dasu Hydropower Project (2,160 MW), Rs12.08bn for Neelum Jhelum Hydropower Project (696 MW), and Rs12bn for Tarbela 5th Extension Hydro Power Project (1,410 MW).

Among the ongoing water sector projects, Rs20bn each was allocated for Diamer Basha Dam Project and K-4 Greater water Supply Scheme (260 MGD), Rs12.06bn for Mohmand Multipurpose Dam Project, Rs7bn for Diamer Basha Dam Project (Land Acquisition and Resettlement).

In addition, Rs5,000 for each for Nai Gaj Dam Project Dadu (Sindh) and Karachi Canal Project (Phase-I) Dera Bugti, Naseerabad, Bolan, and Jhal Magsi.

The major allocation for new schemes included Rs500 million for the Chashma Right Bank Canal Left Cum Gravity Project and Rs300mn each for the construction of five Small Dams Salari-2 Dam, Rai Jo Da Dam, Shalmani Dam, Garwari Dam, and Amari Dam in Kohistan Dadu, for construction of six dams including Densi, Kcodal, Kambowah, Khiropora, and others; for construction of six smalls dams in District Zhob and Sherani, and others projects.

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Posted on: 2022-11-28T12:29:43+05:00



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