KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah on Wednesday inaugurated Kalidas Dam in Nagarparkar.
Addressing the inauguration ceremony, Murad Ali Shah said, “The dam has a storage capacity up to 1,012.3 acre feet while its height is 13 feet. It was constructed at the catchment area of Karoonjhar Mountains that are feasible for small dams. The dam has been constructed at a cost of Rs333 million.”
Shah said that the provincial government has completed the construction of 23 small dams, while the plan for building more 26 dams has also been finalised.
“After the construction these dams, approximately 80,000 acres of land will be made fertile.”
The chief minister said that the people of Nagarparkar and its suburban villages will get clean drinking water after the construction of Kalidas Dam.
“The mountainous region of Karoonjhar is 400 square kilometres wide and it receives an average of 13-inch rain during the monsoon season which provides a total of 111,000 acre feet of water. Kalidas Dam will reduce the water scarcity in the Nagarparkar area,” he added.