Islamabad, November 08, 2012 (PPI-OT): Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf has said that completion of Kachhi canal, Rainee canal, RBOD-1 and RBOD-III would be instrumental in controlling floods as well as bring more areas of land under cultivation.
The Prime Minister was talking to Syed Raghib Abbas Shah, Chairman WAPDA who called on him at Prime Minister’s House this morning.
Chairman WAPDA apprised the Prime Minister about the progress on various hydropower projects of WAPDA with cumulative capacity of about 1500 MW.
The Prime Minister said that the completion of hydro power projects is critical to both control of floods and mitigate water and power shortfall in the country. He said that the government is prioritizing water storage projects as they are essential for overall progress and prosperity of the country to ensure adequate provision of water to meet the ever growing requirements of the country.
The Prime Minister directed the Chairman to prioritize work on small and medium sized dams in the country.
The Prime Minister also directed Chairman WAPDA to work on war footing to repair the breaches in the canal networks affected by recent floods in Sindh and Balochistan, so that the infrastructure could be restored.
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