Small dams to be constructed in Punjab

LAHORE:  An agreement to build small and intermediate dams in Punjab by the provincial government.

According to details, Nespak and Irrigation Department have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to initiate the feasibility. It is an initiative to improve the ignored and under-development areas.

Under the MoU, a feasibility study would be carried out using modern drone technique for the construction of small and intermediate dams at 13 hill torrents. The pilot project for the construction of the reservoirs would begin in June this year.

The water reservoirs will help in providing water to 200,000 acres of land, besides also minimizing the impact and losses from floods. It is to be noted that other than Punjab province, small and big dams have been planned and established in other parts of the country also to ensure better utilization of water resources.

Read more: WAPDA stores rain-water at Tarbela, Mangla dams

Earlier, a Water & Power Development Authority (WAPDA) had stored the rainy water at the Tarbela and Mangla dams. The WAPDA spokesperson said that the water was stored at full capacity in Tarbela and Mangla dams, the water level in Tarbela dam is 1,550 feet and the water level in Mangla dam is 1,242 feet.

 

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