DERA BUGTI, Sep 14(APP): Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi Thursday inaugurated the Rs 80 bln Kachhi Canal designed to turn 72,000 acres of barren land in Balochistan green.
Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi unveiled a plaque marking the historic occasion, as water flowed in from the Taunsa Barrage on Indus river, to irrigate virgin land in the far-flung and backward areas of Dera Bugti district of Balochistan province.
Lahore – September 07, 2017: Orientation Ceremony for Newly Inducted Junior Engineers of WAPDA Power Wing at WAPDA House Lahore on dated September 7, 2017.
Lahore: August 31, 2017. In a significant development towards economic development and social uplift through irrigated agriculture in Dera Bugti / Balochistan, the Pakistan Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) has completed construction of Phase – I of Kachhi Canal Project. Subsequent to filling of water, the Prime Minister is scheduled to formally inaugurate the canal in 2nd week of September by releasing water in the distribution systems to irrigate as many as 72,000 acres of land in the far-flung and backward areas of Dera Bugti district.
August 24, 2017. The Pakistan Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) Chairman Lt Gen Muzammil Hussain (R) today reviewed progress on water sector projects of WAPDA in Balochistan province in a meeting held at Quetta.
Lahore: August 16, 2017. Tarbela Dam today filled to its maximum storage level of 1550 feet above mean sea level.
It is worth mentioning that 6.17 MAF water, maximum live storage capacity of Tarbela, has been stored in the reservoir for irrigation and power generation.
Pakistan needs one dam every decade to tackle water woes: WAPDA Chairman
August 15, 2017: The Pakistan Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) Chairman Lt Gen Muzammil Hussain (R) today visited Nai Gaj and Darawat dams located in districts Dadu and Jamshoro of Sindh province respectively.