ISLAMABAD: The Dadocha Dam would help overcome water shortage in Rawalpindi as after completion, it would supply 35 million gallons of water per day to the city, said Commissioner Rawalpindi Division Liaquat Ali Chatta.
He said that water scarcity has become an international problem, and different countries are considering different ways to meet the shortage. Pakistan is also one of the nations suffering from a water crisis, he said.
Liaquat Ali Chatta said that due to the non-construction of dams, per capita availability of water has decreased four times during the last fifty years.
He added that due to the shortage of dams, millions of cusecs rainwater is wasted every year or causing floods.
The Commissioner said that the Punjab government was giving priority to the issue of water scarcity and was paying special attention to the construction of small dams. The approved cost of the dam being built in Dadocha village close to Rawat Industrial Estate was worth 6492 million rupees, which would now be estimated again.
Construction Work of Dadocha Dam to Resume Soon
Chatta has said that construction work on Dadocha Dam will resume soon. He said that the construction work of the dam would be completed within the stipulated time as the provincial government is paying special attention to water supply projects.
The Commissioner said that the sacrifices and patriotism of the local population, particularly the residents of Barwala, including Azari Sehal, Azizal, Malikpur, and Khanpur areas, are commendable.
Liaquat Ali Chatta said that the government valued the sacrifices of the local population and would make every effort to provide them with the full benefit of these sacrifices.
In the light of the Supreme Court’s decision and the directives of the caretaker provincial government, the local population would be given the rates of their land according to the current market rates, he added.
Liaquat Ali Chatta said that the district administration and the people should work hard on this project to provide clean water for future generations. The dam would provide clean water to the residents of Rawalpindi, Cantt, and adjoining areas.