Rs.3.24b irrigation project to bring green revolution : KP CM
PESHAWAR:: Khyber Pakthunkhwa Chief Minister Ameer Haider Khan Hoti said Sunday the government has introduced reforms for uplift of agriculture sector and completion of the gigantic Bezai Irrigation's scheme would help bring green revolution in the province.
To bolster agriculture sector in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, the Chief Minister said that Bezai Irrigation Scheme is a step forward for self-sufficiency in food and vegetables and would irrigate 25000 acre arid and semi arid lands in Malakand and Mardan. The Chief Minister expressed these views during inspection of construction work of the scheme at Qasimi in Mardan district on Sunday.
The Chief Minister said, the government was utilizing all available resources for uplift of agriculture sector as it has direct influence on the country's economy and peoples' food needs. He directed the authorities concerned to complete the project at earliest without compromising on quality and standard. The Chief Minister said lack of resources would not be allowed and would be completed at all-cost keeping in view it vital importance.
On the demand of people, the Chief Minister approved primary school and assured provision of gas facility to people. Commissioner Mardan, Kabir Khan, DIG Abdullah Khan, ANP Mardan President Engr Abbas, Project Director Sajjad Khan and other senior officers besides elites of the area in large number attended.
Sajjad Khan, Project Director Bezai Irrigation Scheme told the meeting that multi-faceted project would be completed in 2013 with an estimated cost of Rs.3.24billion and it would irrigate 25000 arid land of Malakand and Mardan. -App