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Government allocates funds worth millions for various water projects

Rs 500 million have been allocated for the construction of 100 dams in Balochistan.

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The government has released a sum of Rs 63.978.216 million for various water resource projects under the annual Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP) for the fiscal year 2020-21 so far.

According to the data of the Planning Commission, an amount of Rs 79,380.563 million was allocated for various water resource sectors in the current fiscal year. Out of total allocation, the domestic share was Rs 65,882.563 million while the foreign component was estimated as 13,498 million.

An amount of Rs 52,706.050 million was released from domestic share while Rs 11,272.166 million was received under foreign component so far.

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An amount of Rs 16,000 million has been allocated for Diamer Basha Dam (Dam Part), Rs 5,000 million for Diamer Basha dam Project (Land Acquisition and Re-settlement), Rs 1,443.324 million for Balochistan Effluent Disposal into RBOD.

Similarly an amount of Rs 1,968 million allocated for the construction of Basool dam, Rs 1,797 million for the construction of Mangi dam, Rs 2000 million for construction of small storage dams (Sindh), Rs 1500 million for the construction of 100 small dams in Balochistan, Rs 1,356.346 million for Darwat dam and Rs. 2000 million for Garuk Storage dam.

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A sum of Rs 7,000 million has been earmarked for Mohmand dam, Rs 3000 million for Nai Gaj Dam, Rs 2,500 million for Naulong Storage dam, Rs 1,500 million for Normal/Emergent Flood Programme, and Rs 3000 million for construction of Winder dam.

Similarly, Rs 2000 million has been allocated for the Kachhi Canal Project (Remaining Works), Rs 500 million for the construction of 100 dams in Balochistan, and Rs 30 million for the construction of the Delay Action dam at Zarkhune (Quetta).

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Courtesy: APP

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