Govt budgets PKR 1.83 billion for water infrastructure development

Govt budgets PKR 1.83 billion for water infrastructure development

Islamabad: On June 10, news sources said that the federal government had set aside PKR 183.215 billion for the development of 87 water development schemes. The budget gives PKR 180,015 billion to 74 program that are already running and PKR 3,2 billion to 13 new projects.

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According to reports, the budget has been set up so that 13 hydroelectric projects and 61 projects in the water sector get the most money. Here is how the funds set aside for the projects is divided:

The Dasu Hydropower Project will cost PKR 55.383 billion (with a power generation capacity of 2,160 MW)
The Neelum Jhelum Hydropower Project will cost PKR 12,083 billion (696 MW)
The Tarbela 5th Extension Hydropower Project will cost PKR 12.2 billion (1,410 MW)
The Diamer Basha Dam Project has been given PKR 20 billion.
K-IV Greater Water Supply Scheme: PKR 20 billion (260 MGD)
The Mohmand Multipurpose Dam Project will cost PKR 12,060 billion.
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The Diamer Basha Dam Project will cost PKR 7 billion (Land Acquisition and Resettlement)
The Nai Gaj Dam Project will cost PKR 5 billion (Sindh)
The Karachi Canal Project will cost PKR 5 billion (Phase-I) Dera Bugti, Naseerabad, Bolan and Jhal Magsi
The Chashma Right Bank Canal Lift Cum Gravity Project will cost PKR 500 million.
Each of the five small dams in Kohistan—Salari-2 Dam, Rai Jo Da Dam, Shalmani Dam, Garwari Dam, and Amari Dam—will cost PKR 300 million to build. Dadu
PKR 300 million for the building of six dams, including Densi, Kcodal, Kambowah, Khiropora, and others; for the building of six small dams in District Zhob and Sherani, and for other projects.
The federal government has set aside PKR 73 billion for the power sector because it knows how important energy is to the growth of the country.

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