Lahore, November 17, 2021 (PPI-OT):The provincial government will construct the Sorra Dam with Rs 10 billion to store hill-torrents water in the Koh-e-Suleman’s mountainous range for irrigation and agricultural purposes. The foundation stone of the project would be laid at the start of next year.
Chief Minister Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar chaired a meeting to review progress on the plan designed to save 51 thousand acres of water. The chief secretary, SMBR, chairman P and D, finance secretary and others attended the meeting while Commissioner DG Khan Division participated through video link.
The CM directed to complete the project according to the timeline while working on a fast-track basis. He appreciated the fact that the Sorra Dam would also act as an area development project to provide job opportunities along with the availability of ample water up to Taunsa. Similarly, the agricultural activities would be promoted along with the promotion of tourism, he added.
The land acquisition process has been completed and the technical team has accorded approval to the dam design; he affirmed adding that the dam level would be 258 feet higher than the river. It is noteworthy that the development process has made it to the remote and backward areas; the CM remarked and mentioned that people of the most backward area would have not dreamt of having a dam in their territory. Earlier, the irrigation secretary briefed the participants about the main highlights of the project.
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