Winder dam to irrigate 10k acre land in Balochistan

ISLAMABAD: Winder Dam having storage capacity of about 54,000 acre feet of water storage capacity would irrigate over 10,000 acres land.

An official of the Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) told APP that Winder Dam project would be completed in 4 years with a cost of Rs13 billion in Lasbela district of Baluchistan.

Completion of the dam would increase ground level water and reduce shortage of the water in the area. Agriculture and livestock would be benefited in the area after completion of the dam.

He said with the positive efforts of the present Federal and provincial government’s project was approved on March 16, 2020 which was previously pending since 2009 due to lack of funds.

He said water supply to the lands from the dam through canal could also be ensured.

Replying to a question, he said that Rs1.1 billion would be saved in the construction of the project keeping in view the austerity measures of the central government.

Replying to another question, he said the Winder Dam is situated across the Winder River 125 Kilometer from Karachi, 66 Kilometer from Uthal and 25 Kilometer from Winder Town in Lasbela District of Baluchistan; despite it could also generate 03 megawatts of electricity.

 

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