Rawalpindi: The Punjab government has released all the funds required for the construction work of the Chehan Dam and water pond; which is expected to be started next year, according to news sources.
This was informed to the Rawalpindi Development Authority (RDA) and Water and Sanitation Agency (WASA) Chairman Tariq Mehmood Murtaza, RDA Director General (DG) Amara Khan and WASA Managing Director (MD) Raja Shaukat – when they visited the Chehan Dam site.
Additionally, the Small Dams Organisation Executive Engineer Umair Khan informed them that the dam’s construction work will be completed in the next fiscal year. He stated that the dam pond is ready and spillways are being constructed.
Moreover, the funds granted by the provincial government will be utilised for land acquisition for laying the main water supply line, filtration plant, ground storage and overhead tanks, among other project-components.
Presently, the design work of the project is underway, while the construction work will be launched in the next year. After the project completion, six union councils (UCs) of the district will be supplied with 6 million gallons of drinking water per day.