ISLAMABAD, May 1 (INP): The construction of the extension of Kachhi Canal Project (KPC) has entered its final phase of completion. According to Pakistan Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA), the project will be completed by August 2022.
According to Gwadar Pro, 32-km long water distribution system with a 40-km long main canal, will irrigate an additional 30,000 acres of virgin land in Dera Bugti, one of the backward districts of Balochistan.
On Wednesday, WAPDA released a short documentary showing the progress of the project including the process of excavation, main canal lining, canal box conduits, super passages and the camps of contractors.
Syed Ali Akhtar Shah, Project Manager KCP Central showed satisfaction over the speed of all three contractors involved in the project. “The work is going in full swing and we are going ahead of our targets,” he said.
Project Advisor Nasir Hanif said “by August 2022, Insha’Allah, we will reach the target of 30,000 acres of land”.
The extension of Kachhi Canal is being carried out through three different contracts with a cumulative cost of Rs.19.504 billion.