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US agrees to provide $81m for construction of dam in North Waziristan

ISLAMABAD: The United States has agreed to provide a grant of 81 million dollars for the construction of Kurram Tangi Dam in North Waziristan Agency. According to official sources, an agreement for this purpose has already been signed between the US Agency for International Development and Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA). The Kurram Tangi Dam on completion will have a gross water storage capacity of 1.2 million acre feet (MAF) and produce 83.4 megawatts electricity. It will also irrigate 362,000 acres…