Rs2.5 billion irrigation project opens

HAFIZABAD- Remodelling project of Lower Chenab Canal System has completed at a cost of Rs2.50 billion to prevent wastage of irrigational water.
It also aims to ensure the provision of water at the tail ends of the water courses in eight districts of the Punjab, said Project Director Amjid Saeed. He performed opening ceremony of newly-constructed head regulator of Lower Chenab Canal System at the river Chenab.
He said that with the completion of the project, supply of irrigational water to more than 3 million acres of land in Hafizabad, Gujranwala, Sheikhupura, Nankana Sahib, Faisalabad, Jhang, Chiniot and Toba Tek Singh districts would be improved. He added that construction work on remodelling of Khanki Barrage which is in final stage, is being completed at a cost of Rs23 billion to replace century old Khanki Headworks.
He said that construction work on Khnaki Headworks started in 2013 with the financial assistance of Asian Development Bank and this project would be completed by June 2017.
INSPECTION: The District and Sessions Judge Ashtar Abbas along with Additional D&SJ Arshad Hussain Bhutta and Senior Civil Judge Irfan Akram inspected on-going construction of District Jail Hafizabad. They also checked the standard of material being used in the project. They directed the contractor to accelerate work of the project.

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