PTI government also announces construction of Kalabagh Dam
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government has announced the construction of Kalabagh Dam.
According to a reply submitted by Federal Minister for Water Resources Faisal Vawda to the parliament, the biggest water reservoir Kalabagh Dam will be constructed to deal with the increasing crisis of water in the country.
He told the parliament that new water reservoirs will be constructed to remove the water scarcity in the country.
Under the WAPDA plan, Chiniot Dam, Karam Tangi Dam, Shevak Dam and Skardu Dam would be constructed. The Sindh areas, under the plan, will be irrigated by increasing water supply and recharging the underground water from the Sindh Barrage.
After the construction of new dams, the total capability to store the water reservoir will reach 25.05 million acre feet, which will be double as compared to current capacity.
The new dams will not only overcome the water shortage but also increase energy production in the country.