Chief Minister, Speaker NA inaugurates work on Utla Dam in Swabi

PESHAWAR: Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser on Saturday inaugurated the Utla Dam in Gadoon area of district Swabi that would be completed in two years with the cost of Rs 1577 million.

Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mahmood Khan, Minister for Information Shaukat Ali Yousafzai, Member Provincial Assembly Abdul Karim Khan, Nawabzada Salahuddin, Rangrez Khan, Tehsil Nazim Sohail Khan and others were present on this occasion.

Speaking on this occasion Speaker Asad Qaiser said that about 86 villages will benefit from the dam who will also get clean drinking water after its completion. He said that after completion of the dam the problem of people about clean drinking water would be resolved and the project would usher area a phase of development and progress.

He said that a 40 beds category-D hospital, degree college and roads would be constructed in the area to fulfil the promises made with people during general elections. The speaker announced that 220-KVA grid station would also be constructed with a cost of Rs5.5 billion that would resolve the problem of low voltage and load shedding. Asad Qaiser assured the public that the government is making efforts to provide gas facility to people and start other developmental schemes in the district.

While condemning the atrocities of Indian forces in Indian Occupied Kashmir, Asad Qaiser stated such brutal incidents cannot suppress the struggle of Kashmiris people launched for the self-determination. He said that the barbarism of occupied forces in Kashmir would end at the destruction of India.

Chief Minister Mahmood Khan stated that the dam will agricultural ‘revolution’ in the province by irrigating 3500 acres of barren land and increasing the crop yield from 5000 metric ton to 115000 metric ton. He also announced the construction of bypass road as demanded by local people.

The CM said that the villages of Mainai, Pabini, Malik Abad, Mian Dheri, Kala, Shah Mansoor, Gajju Kham, Kunda, Mera, Panjpir, Jhangidher, Lahore Sharqi, Lahore Gharbi, Jalsai, Jalbai, Lahore Mera and Nandrak would get maximum benefits once the dam construction is completed.