Quetta: To address the critical problem of water shortage faced by Quetta city, the Balochistan Public Health Engineering (PHE) department has presented a feasibility report of three dams.
It is pertinent to state that the feasibility report and PC 1 for the construction of the Babar Kach Dam, Brij Aziz Khan Dam, and Halak Dam have been prepared, with a total projected cost of Rs. 143 billion.
According to the reports, Quetta, the capital of Balochistan, has been dealing with a severe water shortage for years, and the underground water level is dropping alarmingly quickly every day.
In addition, the provincial government has chosen to contact the federal government to request that these dams be included in the federal Private Sector Development Program (PSDP), 2023–2024.
According to officials, the federal PSDP would be requested by Balochistan Chief Minister Mir Abdul Quddus Bizenjo to include the dam projects, with projected costs of Rs. 73 billion for the Babar Kach Dam, Rs. 48 billion for the Burj Aziz Khan Dam, and Rs. 22 billion for the Halak Dam.
The provincial government is hoping that by building these dams, the water shortage in Quetta will be lessened.
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