By June 2023, the first stage of the Kurram Tangi dam project, which is being built in the North Waziristan area of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, would be finished.
During his visit to the project site, retired Lt Gen Muzammil Hussain, chairman of the Water and Power Development Authority (Wapda), remarked this. He pushed the project management to speed up efforts to complete the task on time and to the agreed-upon quality of work.
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Highlighting the benefits relating to irrigation and hydropower generation, he said the project would help attain sustainable development through irrigated agriculture and low-cost hydel electricity, thus creating job opportunities and alleviating poverty in the remote and backward area. Gen Hussain said water security is considered to be an integral part of human development the world over, which is why Wapda is constructing about a dozen projects to tap water resources to the maximum in the country, according to an official statement.
Earlier, the Wapda chairman inspected various parts of the project, including weir (dam), irrigation system and the power houses. The project management briefed him about the progress made so far on Stage-I of the project.