Lahore: Punjab Chief Minister (CM) Usman Buzdar on Tuesday issued a directive for the construction and timely completion of small dams and reservoirs throughout the province, a news source reported. As per the publication, the CM made this decision while chairing a meeting during which the irrigation secretary briefed the attendees of the existing status of the said water conservation/channelling facilities across Punjab.
CM Buzdar took the opportunity to state that the development of small dams and reservoirs would help raise the water level and provide people with water. He revealed that six small dams would be developed in Rajanpur and seven in Dera Ghazi Khan for preserving waters in the mountainous areas. He added that four protective bunds would also be developed in Dera Ghazi Khan and one at Gaajni to supply water for drinking and irrigation.
Reportedly, the bunds will be constructed at a cost of PKR 600 million, while the Dhodcha dam is expected to be developed at a cost of PKR 6 billion. Similarly, a number of other dams are to be developed in the province, including Papan dam, Mohata Dam, Mohrah Shera Dam, Pandori Dam, and Taja Bara Dam.