Balochistan CM urges timely completion of dams to meet water needs

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30th Jul, 2021. 02:37 pm

QUETTA: Balochistan Chief Minister Mir Jam Kamal Khan has directed the officials concerned to ensure early completion of dams to meet future water needs in the province.

Chairing a meeting on implementation and progress of development projects of Irrigation and Public Health Engineering Department, he said the provincial government was taking possible measures to address water-related issues in the province.

It was also the responsibility of the officials concerned to play their role in resolving the problems of the public in their areas, he added.

The process of issuing tenders for the development projects should be expedited to start them for the interest of the people and the province, he said, adding that a timeline should be fixed for the implementation of all the projects.

The meeting reviewed the schemes included in the Annual Development Programme 2021/22 of PHE and the Irrigation Department.

The meeting was briefed in detail about the implementation of the development projects and their progress by the PHE department.

It was also briefed about 510 schemes for the current financial year. The Phase-II plan to convert existing water supply schemes to solar energy is also included.

The meeting was informed that there was also a plan to install water filtration plants in the government buildings.

The irrigation secretary said the development projects for the current financial year included 254 projects in which 106 are ongoing and 143 are new, while five projects are for the command area of development.

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