The Punjab Small Dams Organisation has given the green light for the construction and topographic survey of six new mini dams in Rawalpindi. With an allocated budget of Rs15 million, the survey is set to be completed within the next two months, paving the way for the anticipated commencement of dam construction in May or June of 2024.
Construction of Six New Mini Dams in Rawalpindi
Under the comprehensive plan, the proposed dams are slated for construction in various districts, including Rawalpindi, Chakwal, Attock, and Jhelum. Once realized, these dams are expected to irrigate approximately 5,000 to 20,000 acres of land, offering a significant boost to agricultural activities. Moreover, they will serve as a vital source of drinking water for the residents of Islamabad and the Rawalpindi division.
In a nod to holistic development, new amusement parks are also on the agenda, set to be constructed in close proximity to these dams. This initiative not only addresses essential infrastructure needs but also enhances recreational opportunities for the local populace.
Among the approved projects, the construction of the Kotli Sattian Dam within the Tehsil Kotli Sattian of the recently established Murree district has received the organizational nod. This picturesque area, characterized by towering mountain peaks surpassing those of Murree, is poised to become a novel recreational spot, adding to the region’s allure.
Additionally, the Punjab Small Dams Organisation has given the green light for the Papin Dam in the Chak Beli Khan region of Rawalpindi. Approvals have also been granted for the Khori Dam, Sora Dam, Attock, Ahmad Dal Dam, and Khor Dam, underscoring a comprehensive approach to water resource management and development in the region.