ISLAMABAD: Minister for Planning, Development and Special Initiatives Asad Umar on Thursday directed to start construction work of Naulong Dam in Balochistan with the cost of twenty-eight billion rupees.
Chairing a meeting in Islamabad to review progress of water projects in Balochistan, the minister said the incumbent government had initiated mega projects for building dams and canal system while Naulong Dam was addition to these projects.
He said these projects would help resolving water scarcity issues in the province.
Naulong Dam is an embankment dam to be constructed on Mula River, about thirty km from Gandawah City in Jhal Magsi district of Balochistan.
On Jul 15, Prime Minister Imran Khan had said Diamer-Bhasha dam would provide cheap and environment-friendly hydel power to the national grid.
PM Imran Khan had said this while inaugurating construction work at Diamer-Bhasha Dam mega project in Chilas. “It is a natural site for dam. Cheap and environment friendly hydel power will be obtained through the dam,” he had said.