RAWALPINDI: The construction of Dadocha Dam is set to cater to the needs of Rawalpindi residents by providing potable water, irrigation, and power generation.
The project was discussed in a meeting presided over by Commissioner Liaquat Ali Chattha and attended by Director Development Nazia Sudhan, ADC (Revenue) Nabil Ali, XEN Small Dams, and other staff.
During the meeting, Commissioner Chattha highlighted that the dam will not only provide 90 million gallons of water, but it will also be suitable for fish farming and recreational purposes.
The commissioner also informed the attendees that the legal team would appear before the court on March 23 to argue in favor of the project’s construction and overcome any obstacles.
He added that the landowners will be compensated for their land, and creating barriers in the construction of the dam would be a significant injustice to Rawalpindi.
Chattha stated that the district government is currently supplying 51 million gallons of water, and the completion of the Dadocha Dam would provide an additional 35 million gallons of potable water.
He also emphasized the importance of the dam, noting that water shortage is a global issue, and the project’s implementation would benefit Rawalpindi significantly.
It is worth mentioning that the government has allocated Rs. 6,492.480 million for the execution of the project, which will have a gross storage capacity of 60,000 acre-feet.