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Faisal Vawda underscores need for small dams to address water crises

Islamabad: Minister for Water Resources Faisal Vawda underlined the need for construction of small dams to address the water crises in the country on Monday.    

While responding to a questions asked during ‘Question Hour’ in the National Assembly, Faisal Vawda told that government had drafted the first water policy and added that $27 bn is need to implement the policy by 2030.

He told that around 1822 millions of the electricity has so far been generated from the Neelum-Jhelum power project. He further said that government is consistently working to develop and maintain water reserves and told that artificial rainfall option is also being mulled over.

Faisal Vawda said that the PTI-led government had completed various small dams that had the capacity to store water of 3.91 million acre feet. The dams are as follow:  Mangla Dam Raising, Gomal Zam Dam, Satpara Dam and Darawat Dam.

He told that Sindh was given share according to 1991 pact and the government will continue giving the province its due share.

He also informed that Diamer Bhasha Dam, Mohmand Dam, Kurram Tangi Dam and Nai Gaj Dam were about to be finished.

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