Telemetry system being installed on dams and canals, MPs told.


ISLAMABAD -- A Senate standing committee was Thursday informed that to ensure the transparency in water distribution among the provinces telemetry system is being installed on dams and canals.

The Council of Common Interest (CCI) has directed to install telemetry system and the process will be completed within one year, said Secretary Ministry of Water Resource Mohammad Ashraf said while briefing Senate Standing Committee on Water Resources. The meeting was held under the chairmanship of Senator Shamim Afridi here. The installation will ensure transparency in water distribution among the provinces, said the secretary.

Senate Standing Committee on Water Resources in its meeting directed IRSA and all provincial irrigation departments to bring all details about water distribution mechanism among the provinces and all rules and systems in place for the same.

While discussing the matter of the land lost due to sea intrusion on different coastal district of Sindh so far and the construction of Sindh Barrage and its impact on reduction of sea intrusion, the Committee decided to move a privilege motion against Chairman WAPDA on his continued absence from the merits of the Committee.

Regarding the present status and way forward on Dasu Hydropower Project the Committee was told that the project is 74 km downstream from Diamer Bhasha Dam on the Karakoram Highway. Some portion of the existing KKH will submerge in the dam and portion is being constructed on an alternate route close by. It is a run of the river project that will produce 4320 MW of power, the dam height is 242 m and the cost has...

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