Thursday Sep 14, 2017
DERA BUGTI: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi inaugurated on Thursday the Kacchi canal project in Sui, Dera Bugti and said that it will change the lives of the residents of Balochistan.
The prime minister addressed the participants of the groundbreaking ceremony as well.
“Today, Nawaz Sharif should have been here,” he said, adding that the former premier had been involved in every phase of the project.
He said water projects worth Rs200 billion have been initiated in the province.
The premier said, "we do not agree with the July 28 decision of the Supreme Court but respect it".
He said the people have to decide if they want progress and development in their area, adding that the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz has always tried to help people.
The Kachhi canal project will help in irrigation of 72,000 acres of land.
According to official sources, the prime minister reached Sui on a one-day visit at 11am.
Upon the premier’s visit, a holiday was been declared in the district of Dera Bugti today.
On Sept 8, Abbasi inaugurated the country's fifth nuclear power plant, C-4, at Chashma. The plant has a capacity to generate 340 megawatts of electricity.
Kachhi canal project is of great importance for the development of water infrastructure and irrigated agriculture in Balochistan.
The total estimated cost of the project is around Rs80 billion.
The 363km long main canal (of which 351km is lined canal) takes off from Taunsa Barrage in Muzaffargarh district and comes to an end in Dera Bugti district.