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Groundbreaking of Mohmand Dam to be held in January 2019: Vawda

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Power Resources Faisal Vawda has announced that the groundbreaking ceremony of Mohmand Dam will be held in first week of January, 2019.  

“The groundbreaking ceremony of Mohmand Dam will be a historic landmark for country’s future water needs,” the minister said, while addressing a presser in the federal capital here today.

“Prime Minister Imran Khan will be the chief guest on the occasion, while Chief Justice of Pakistan and other high profile guests have been invited to grace the occasion,” the minister continued.

He said 800 MW of electricity will be produced from this project and it will also provide plentiful water to the residents of Peshawar, adding that 17000 acres of agricultural land will be irrigated.

He said WAPDA is a very important institution of Pakistan and it has the necessary skills and competence to complete the project before time.

Prime Minister Imran Khan, on December 14, had said construction of Mohmand dam to address water scarcity issues of Peshawar once it for all.

This he had said while addressing a ceremony held in the province’s Nishtar Hall to mark 100 days of the PTI government.

“Government is collecting funds for construction of Mohmand dam like Bhasha, plan is to provide potable drinking water to every Pakistani” PM contented.

Donate for dam fund

All the commercial and micro-finance banks, and field offices of SBP Banking Services Corporation have opened the Fund account to receive donations in cash, and through cheques, pay orders and demand drafts at all their branches across the country.

The donors can also make online donations to the Fund through internet banking, automatic teller machines (ATM) and other alternate delivery channels (ADC) using IBAN of their respective bank. The banks have sent the IBANs of the Fund account to their clients through SMS alerts, while the bank-wise list of IBANs is also available at the SBP’s web page.

Citizens can also donate Rs10 to the CJP’s dam fund by typing “dam” and sending the SMS to 8000 which will deduct the amount from the phone’s credit.

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