PESHAWAR: Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Mahmood Khan has formally inaugurated the construction work on Utla small Dam in Gadoon area of district Swabi on Saturday, the Dam will be completed in two years with the cost of Rs1.5 Billion.
While addressing the inaugural ceremony, Mahmood Khan stated that the extension of Pehur high-level canal will bring agricultural revolution in the province by irrigating 3500 acres of barren land. He added that with the construction of the dam the crop yield will raise from 5000 metric ton to 115000 metric ton.
The Chief Minister said that more than 45 villages will get benefit from the dam by clean drinking water, and will raise the groundwater level in surrounding areas.
The total storage capacity of the dam is 458-acre ft whereas 68 km of supply pipelines will ensure supply of water to end-users. The Chief Minister said that the previous federal governments not only left the national kitty empty but also left every Pakistani in debt.
Mahmood Khan added that the present government is committed to addressing the basic issues of the province, he said that the elections in newly merged tribal districts proved that Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf is the most popular party in KP.