ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will perform the groundbreaking of the Kurram Tangi Dam Project, located in North Waziristan Agency of Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) on Friday.
Kurram Tangi Dam would have a gross water storage capacity of 1.2 million acre-feet (MAF) in addition to generating 83.4 megawatts (MW) low-cost and environment-friendly hydel electricity.
The project will be implemented in two stages. Stage-I of the project will be completed in about three years.
The project could be a significant development towards water and energy security in the country.
Kurram Tangi Dam would provide water for irrigated agriculture in North Waziristan Agency and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, mitigate floods and generate hydel electricity.
The project would not only help cope with increasing requirements of water and electricity in the country but also usher in an area of socio-economic development in the far-flung and backwards areas of North Waziristan Agency and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.