Rs21,498mn released for various dams projects so far

ISLAMABAD: An amount of Rs. 21,498 million has been released for construction of dams and reservoirs during the current fiscal year 2013-14 so far.

According to data of Planning Commission, a sum of Rs. 17,000 million has been released for Diamer Basha Dam (land acquisition), Rs. 840 million for Gomal Zam dam, Rs. 28 million for Satpara dam, Rs.100 million for Kurram Tangi dam.

Similarly, an amount of Rs.1390 million was released for Nai Gaj dam. Rs. 1600 million for Darawat Dam, Rs. 460 million for Naulong Dam, Rs. 50 million for Hingol Dam, Rs. 10 million each for Bara and Daraban, dams.

It is pertinent to mention here that the government had allocated Rs. 43,520 million for around 15 dams in the current financial year.