Rs.3.24b ir­ri­ga­tion project to bring green revo­lu­tion : KP CM

The Pak Banker - - 2national -

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

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