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No Benefit of Dams for Imran: Khan Will Build Dams Future of Pakistan Will Benefit from It: Reviewed Mohmand Dam Site

Prime Minister Imran Khan has arrived in Mohmand district to take assessment on dam construction site.

Chairman WAPDA Muzammil Hussain has be briefing the Prime Minister about the progress on the main project. Prime Minister Imran Khan performed the groundbreaking of Mohmand Dam in 2019.

The dam is being constructed on River Swat in Mohmand District.

This photograph taken on October 31, 2017, shows a general view of the Neelum-Jhelum Hydropower Project in Nosari, in Pakistan-administered Kashmir’s Neelum Valley. Several hundred metres underground, thousands of labourers grind away day and night on a mammoth hydroelectric project in contested Kashmir, where India and Pakistan are racing to tap the subcontinent’s diminishing freshwater supplies. / AFP PHOTO / SAJJAD QAYYUM / To go with: Pakistan-India-politics-environment,FEATURE by Caroline Nelly PERROT

This multipurpose dam costing 309.6 billion rupees will have a height of 213 meter. This will have water storage capacity of 1.293 million acre feet and help generate eight hundred megawatts of electricity.

In terms of electricity, irrigation and flood protection, the country will accrue an annual benefit of fifty one billion rupees after the completion of Mohmand Dam.

On the special directions of the Prime Minister, work on the project is in full swing without any halt due to the COVID-19.

WAPDA is committed to complete the project in its stipulated period by 2025.

The Prime Minister will also attend a ceremony in Peshawar today regarding distribution of low cost family flats amongst the laborers under Naya Pakistan Housing program.

Executed by Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government, 2056 family flats will be given on propriety rights to the registered workers of the province. Three percent quota for widows and two percent for disabled persons have been allocated in it.

The low cost housing project also has a school comprising thirty class rooms. Prime Minister Imran Khan will also speak on the occasion.

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