Pehur High Level Canal Extension Project to irrigate 2,000,000 kanals land in Swabi

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

25th Feb, 2020. 10:54 am
Pehur High Level Canal Extension Project

Pehur High Level Canal Extension Project (PHLCEP) will irrigate a total 2,000,000 kanals arid land in the district Swabi, said in a media report.

According to the report, Asian Development Bank (ADP) would provide funds for Pehur High Level Canal Extension Project.

The total cost of the project, which will be completed within three years, is Rs18 billion.

Work on the project inaugurated in August but recently more areas included in it.

Sources said that the extension project divided in three main regions

In each area a flawless mechanism set up to irrigate both in summer and winter different crops expected to grown in barren land of district.

In Jhunda-Boka part, a total 3,492 acres land irrigated through the project, said sources.

They added all arid land in the region and its suburbs brought under canal irrigation system.

In Anbar, 669 acres infertile land irrigated through pressure pipe system, said the sources.

However They added that a total 15,437 acres barren land expected irrigated in Indus Anbar region.

Its planned that under this project more 10,932 acres land can be irrigated in future as well.

Moreover Sources said 100 exhibition agriculture flats established and women given 10 % representation in it.

They said that women enabled to earn their livelihood with dignity and honour.

Furthermore They said water association formed at every water course level and participation of women was must in it.

Its planned clothes washing points built along canal to provide an opportunity to womenfolk of the region to wash their clothes comfortably.

Sources said that 77.8-kilometre road at the edge of the extension canal constructed.

The road will facilitate people to take their yield to the market easily.

Furthermore The farmers benefited from road and improved communication system.

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