Speedy work on more dams stressed

STAFF REPORT IBD: The Agriculture Forum Pakistan has urged the government to present Kalabagh Dam, Munda Dam and Bhasha Dam projects in the Council of Common Interests (CCI) and start working on priority basis on these dams, which can be built at the earliest, generate maximum electricity and provide greater resistance against devastation of floods.

“The government should consult local and foreign engineers on all these three dams and start working in this regard,” said Agriculture Forum Chairman Ibrahim Mughal in a statement issued here.

He said that these dam if built could store more water and generate cheaper electricity. He said that Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is hectically involved to construct Munda Dam in order to save Charsaddah and adjoining areas then why not Kalabagh Dam be constructed to save whole Southern Punjab, Dera Ismail Khan and other areas.

Mughal said that the worst flood in 2012 was due to River Kabul, Swat, Chitral and Swan. He said that Bhasha Dam could not stop even a single drop of water of these four rivers.

“The government should take other steps to save Southern Punjab and other areas such as construction of Kalabagh Dam,” he maintained.

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