Friday, 6 February 2015

Mega irrigation project for Fata to be initiated in March

The Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata) Secretariat, under the special directives of KP Governor Sardar Mehtab Ahmad Khan will initiate a mega irrigation project worth US 47.9 million dollars in March 2015. The five-year mega project, which has been approved by the Central Development Working Party (CDWP) Government of Pakistan on January 27, is destined to benefit 116751 families in the tribal region. The Governor KP and Fata Secretariat authorities have made hectic efforts to get the project approved from the CDWP.

Under this project, a total of nine dams, five in Mohmand Agency and four in Khyber Agency would be constructed. 31 irrigation weirs also planned to be constructed in three agencies. These include 22 in Bajaur Agency, seven in Mohmand Agency and two in Khyber Agency.

According to details levelling of 4,615 acres of land for cultivation purpose also part of this project. 2,816 acres of land will be levelled for cultivation in Bajaur Agency, 720 acres in Mohmand Agency and 1,079 in Khyber agency. The experts believed this will bring revolutionary changes in the lives of the inhabitants of these agencies. Irrigation channels and water courses, covering 239km areas of Bajaur, Mohmand and Khyber have also been planned in the mega irrigation project.
Copyright Business Recorder, 2015

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