Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar met with Chairman Wapda Lt Gen Muzammil Hussain (retd) and discussed the construction of new dams for water conservation and power generation. The CM said, “Water is a boon and the hydel power projects will generate cheap electricity. Steps have also been taken for the construction of small dams.”
Earlier it was revealed to the media that government had planned to develop areas across the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor in north Punjab and to establishing small dams. WB-funded PK-Punjab Irrigation Agriculture Productivity Improvement Project (PIPIP) is largely helping to develop water management system in the areas. Leveling of at least 150,000 acres of land was also being undertaken in Chakwal, Jelum, Rawalpindi and other areas for the construction of small dams to ensure sufficient water distribution in the areas.