CRBC to cost Rs120bn

Chashma Right Bank Canal Project on the right bank of Chashma Barrage D.I.Khan is being constructed with the cost of Rs120 billion.

This was told to Caretaker Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, former Justice Dost Mohammad Khan during a meeting at CM Secretariat Peshawar in which he was briefed about Agriculture and Irrigation Departments. Caretaker Provincial Minister Anwar ul Haq, Secretaries of Agriculture and Irrigation Departments, DGs small Dams and Live Stock, Chief Engineer South Irrigation and other concerned authorities attended the meeting.

He was told that fresh PC-I of the project has already been submitted to the concerned Federal department. The Federal Government will bear 65% of the cost while the province will bear 35% cost of the project. He also highlighted other important aspects of the project and told that the head capacity of the project was 2613 cusec while cultivable command area was 286140 acres.

Briefing regarding construction small dams, he was told that 11 dams were being constructed under Annual Development Programme and further 8 small dams were also be under construction under PSDP. Four dams of Karak, Kohat and Swabi were near to be completed. The Caretaker Chief Minister directed to give priority to the low cost but the most beneficent in the vast interest of the public.