CRBC lift-cum-gravity project to be a real game-changer: PM

APP News Agency

21st Oct, 2021. 07:29 pm
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Price control bodies mobilised at district, tehsil levels: PM Imran Khan. Image: File

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday said that the construction of lift-cum-gravity project of Chashma Right Bank Canal (CRBC) would be a real game-changer for the socio-economic uplift of a vast area in southern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

The PM chaired a meeting on integrated agriculture and development plan for K-P, especially the CRBC, stated that after its completion, the project would irrigate around 300,000 acres of barren land in the province.

“This would not only ensure food security in the region but would also earn huge foreign exchange reserves for the country by exporting agricultural produce to the Middle East,” observed the PM.

The prime minister directed the concerned authorities to adopt effective measures to boost corporate farming in the area.

He said corporate farming would not only raise the income level of the farmers but would also start combined development by eradicating poverty, eliminating hunger, ensuring good education, healthcare, and other civic facilities for the local population of the region.

Alternative financial models for the construction of the mega-development project of the Chashma Right Bank Lift Canal were also discussed in the meeting .

The meeting was attended by Energy Minister Muhammad Hammad Azhar, commerce adviser Abdul Razzak Dawood, KP Finance Minister Taimur Jhagra, provincial agriculture minister Mohib Ullah, Chairman NHA Khurram Agha, Chairman FBR Dr Muhammad Ashfaq Ahmed and other senior officers.