New development reported in Diamer Bhasha Dam

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ISLAMABAD - Minister for Water Resources Faisal Vawda says government is continuously striving for development of water reservoirs in the country.

Replying to a question during Question Hour in the National Assembly this evening, he said informed the House that 32,139 acres of land has been acquired for Diamer Bhasha Dam which is 86% of the total land to be acquired.

Minister for Water Resources said 31,977 acres has been acquired in Gilgit Baltistan and 162 acres in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

He said the government through its executing agency WAPDA has completed Mangla Dam Raising, Gomal Zam Dam, Satpara Dam and Darawat Dam to store water with a total storage capacity of 3.91 Million Acre Feet.

He said Diamer Bhasha Dam, Mohmand Dam, Kurram Tangi Dam and Nai Gaj Dam are at implementation stage.