Kachhi Canal extension project to be completed in couple of months.

LAHORE -- Kachhi Canal Extension Project being constructed by WAPDA in District Dera Bugti of Balochistan will be completed in couple of months to irrigate another 30,000 acres of land in the project area. Consequently, the command area of Kachhi Canal Phase-I will extend to 102,000 acres.

This was briefed by the project management to Chairman WAPDA Engr Lt Gen Sajjad Ghani (Retd) during his visit to Kachhi Canal Extension Project, according to WAPDA spokesman here on Wednesday.

GM (Central) and PD Kachhi Canal Project Syed Ali Akhtar Shah, Consultants and the Contractors, apprised the Chairman about progress on Kachhi Canal Extension Project. It was briefed that construction work on 40-Km main lined canal, allied structures and 32-Km water distribution system is complete except at a couple of sites, which is likely to be completed soon.

Later, Chairman WAPDA had a detailed round of the main canal, allied structures and the distribution system. Speaking on the occasion, the Chairman said that Kachhi Canal is a significant project to alleviate poverty from backward and remote areas of Balochistan by developing irrigated agriculture and agro-based economy in the province. Command area development is equally important to accrue benefits from Kachhi Canal Extension Project, therefore, 'we hope the Government of Balochistan will be able to develop the command area without any delay'...

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