Small dams to be built in Koh-e-Suleman area

To prevent flooding through hill torrents and to provide clean drinkable water to the people of Koh e Suleman the government is planning to construct small dams in the area. A meeting was held in this regard chaired by Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar. Irrigation minister Muhammad Mohsin Leghari, administrative secretaries, NESPAK experts and others attended the meeting.

The meeting reviewed the proposal of constructing 13 dams in the areas of DG Khan and Rajanpur being affected by hill-torrents in phases. In the first phase, the proposal of constructing seven small dams in DG Khan was reviewed. The chief minister directed the irrigation department to early complete feasibility study and a steering committee was also constituted with the chief minister as its head. The heads of concerned departments will be included in this committee.

Small dams are helpful in the development and their construction will be beneficial for the people of the area. Secretary irrigation briefed that an average of 4 to 15 billion rupees will be spent on every small dam meant for storing the water of hill-torrents.