Islamabad, May 02 (TNS): Prime Minister Imran Khan and former Chief Justice of Pakistan, Saqib Nisar performed groundbreaking ceremony of Mohmand Dam on Thursday afternoon.
The Prime Minister was informed about salient features of the dam.
Mohmand dam is being constructed on Swat River and it will be completed at a cost of over one hundred and eighty-three billion rupees by 2024.
The dam has the capacity of storing one point two million acre feet water.
Mohmand dam on completion will generate eight hundred megawatt electricity besides bringing about seventeen thousand acres barren land under cultivation.
It will also solve the problem of water scarcity in Mohmand district besides saving Peshawar, Charsadda and Nowshera districts from floods.
Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Defence Minister Pervez Khattak, Federal Minister for Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony Dr. Noor-ul-Haq Qadri, Governor Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Shah Farman and Chief Minister Mahmood Khan were also present on the occasion.
Later, addressing a public meeting in Mohmand district after performing the groundbreaking ceremony of Mohmand Dam, Prime Minister said peace has been restored in the country due to the sacrifices of the security forces and tribal people.
He said now the investors are coming to the country and their confidence in Pakistan has enhanced.
He said that Pakistan made unprecedented development in 1960s as several dams were constructed in that period.
He said the country will be developed on the style of China which has always made long term development planning.
He said the national resources will be spent on public welfare.