Faisal Vawda—the Federal Minister for Water Resources said that the government is all ready to build water and hydropower projects for improving the water availability situation for the domestic, agricultural and industrial sectors.
He stressed upon the need for the establishment of water and hydropower resources for the economic and social well-being of the nation and said that the low-cost hydel electricity would also be added to the national grid.
As per a spokesman, Faisal Vawda shared these views during his visit on Monday to the Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) Camp Office in the federal capital. The WAPDA Chairman Lt Gen(R) Muzammil Hussain briefed the Federal Minister regarding the water situation in Pakistan and about the WAPDA projects in water and hydropower sectors at the WAPDA Camp office in Islamabad on Monday.
The chairman underlined many factors being the impending water crisis in Pakistan and highlighted the need for making educated efforts towards taking notice of the issue of water shortage in the nation.
He stressed the fact that the construction of new dams and about adopting efficient water management channels was the way to move ahead.
Besides the recently completed WAPDA projects, the federal minister was also told about the ongoing water and hydropower projects to include Dasu and Keyal Khwar Hydropower Project, Nai Gaj Dam, Kurran Tangi Dam etc.
The minister showed satisfaction over the performance of WAPDA and stressed on the need to keep working with the same dedication and sincerity for the on-time completion of the ongoing projects for the benefit of people.