Rs 36,750 Mln Earmarked For Water Projects

ISLAMABAD, (Muzaffargarh.City – 26th May, 2017 ) : The government has earmarked Rs 36,750 million for various ongoing water schemes and new projects under Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP) for next fiscal year 2017-18.

According to budgetary documents, a sum of Rs 34,960 has been allocated for various ongoing schemes with foreign assistance of Rs106 million while Rs1,790 million had specified for new schemes.

Under the ongoing schemes, Rs 10,000 million has been earmarked for Kachhi Canal Project, Rs 6,500 million for extension of Right Bank Outfall Drain from Sehwan to Sea, Rs 1,500 million for Nai Gaj Dam, Rs800 million for Darwat Dam, Rs.250 million for Kurram Tangi Dam and Rs500 million Raising of Mangla Dam.

A sum of Rs2,200 million has been allocated for Remedial measures to Control Water Logging (Muzaffargarh).

Rs900 million for Lower Indus Right Bank Irrigation and Drainage Project, Rs1200 million for Balochistan Effluent Disposal into RBOD-I, Rs700 million for Channelization of Deg Nullah, Rs593 million for construction of 100 Delay Action Dams in Balochistan, Rs700 million for construction of Basool dam, Rs400 million each for construction of Ghabir Dam Chakwal and construction of small dams in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, Rs800 million for construction small dams delay action in Sindh and Rs500 million for construction of Mangi dam Quetta.

Under the new schemes, an amount of Rs 200 million has allocated for Lining of KB feeder Upper Canal, Rs100 million each for Chashma Right Bank, Construction of 200 dams in Killa Abdullah and construction of Papin dam, Rs120 million for construction of Garag Storage dam and Rs70 million for Mara Tangi dam.