Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Government has decided to construct thirty two thousand watercourses at a cost of fifty billion rupees during next four years to bolster agriculture and food production in the province.
This has been stated by Provincial Minister for Agriculture and Livestock Mohibullah Khan while talking to official News Agency, APP.
The Minister said the government has started work on mega program to utilize the water of Gomal Zam dam for irrigation of thousands acres barren lands in South Waziristan, Tank, DI Khan and Lakki Marwat.
He said the main canal of Gomal Zam dam has been made operational in which irrigation water has been released with capacity to irrigate one hundred thousand acres land in these areas.
He said work on the dam’s second canal has been accelerated and on completion, it would irrigate another one hundred thousand acres barren and infertile land in South Waziristan and other southern districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.