Baluchistan PHC plans dams to ease Quetta’s water deficit
News sources said on March 8 that the Baluchistan Public Health Engineer (PHE) department has proposed building three dams in Quetta to solve the city’s water shortage problem.
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The Baluchistan Public Health Engineering (PHE) agency has finished the feasibility report and PC-1 for the Babar Kach, Burj Aziz Khan, and Halak dams. The decision was made because the underground water levels in the provincial capital were getting low and there was a risk that water-borne diseases would spread in the city.
The three dams are expected to cost a total of PKR 143 billion, with the Babar Kach Dam costing the most at PKR 73 billion. The Baluchistan government has asked the federal government to include these projects in the Public Sector Development Program (PSDP) for the fiscal year 2023–24. Mir Abdul Quddus Bizenjo, the chief minister of Baluchistan, is expected to talk to the prime minister about these projects to help with the lack of water in the area.
There has been a constant lack of water in Quetta, which is the largest city in the province. The government has announced a number of water improvement projects for the city that will be paid for by the federal government. But so far, no one has done anything to fix the problem.