ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) has decided, in consultation with the Balochistan Government, to execute another water sector project in Balochistan for addressing the long-awaited water needs of the people in the province.
This was discussed during a meeting today between WAPDA Chairman Lt Gen Muzammil Hussain (Retd) and Balochistan Chief Secretary Mathar Niaz Rana. WAPDA, using its capabilities, will provide a turn-key solution to enable Balochistan to draw and utilize its share of water – in accordance with the Water Apportionment Accord – through existing Pat Feeder Canal. During the meeting, the Chairman reiterated that WAPDA is committed to supporting Balochistan, like that of all other provinces, to benefit from its water resources for poverty alleviation and socio-economic uplift of the province. The Chief Secretary thanked WAPDA Chairman for supporting Balochistan in developing irrigated-agriculture in the remote and backward areas of the province. It is worth mentioning that WAPDA has been implementing a number of water sector projects in Balochistan including Extension of Kachhi Canal and Naulong Dam etc. TF REPORT