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Work on Naulong Dam to start soon, Senate told

ISLAMABAD: The Senate Standing Committee on Water Resources, which met in Islamabad with Senator Shammim Afridi in the chair, was informed that work on the Naulong Dam in district Jhal Magsi Balochistan will be started in two months.         

The Committee was informed that feasibility study and detailed design of the project has also been completed.

According to Irrigation Department of Balochistan, total cost of the projects has been estimated at 23 billion rupees and it will be completed within three years after the start of work.

The Committee was further informed that the Dam has the capacity to store over two hundred and forty thousand acre feet of water and would also generate about 4.4 mw electricity.

The Senate Committee was told that Asian Development Bank is ready to finance the project.

Meanwhile, the National Assembly was informed that so far Rs7.5 billion have been deposited in the Supreme Court-created Diamer Bhasha and Mohmand Dams Fund.

Minister of State for Revenue Hammad Azhar told the lower house of Parliament that out of the total amount, Rs804 million were contributed by people living abroad.

As of Oct 9, an amount of Rs. 7,559,308,060 has been collected through different sources, according to latest figures posted by the Supreme Court on its website.

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