Rs200m Announced for Water Scheme in Mianwali

Written by  Published by:Pakistan Views Saturday, 08 August 2015 15:56

MIANWALI: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif announced Rs200 million for a water scheme in the Mianwali’s Isakhel area to prevent floods by building dams, Radio Pakistan reported.

“I am deeply saddened by the loss of lives in the area and my prayers are with your families,” PM Nawaz said while addressing the flood victims as he arrived in the region.

He said the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor project will pass through the affected area in Mianwali, which will generate employment opportunities and bring prosperity and development.

He also announced that Rs1.3 billion will be spent to prevent flooding caused by hill torrents.

Earlier, the DCO Mianwali gave a detailed briefing to the premier on the destruction caused by floods, as well as the continuing relief activities in the area.

On August 4, PM Nawaz had announced Rs1 billion relief package for the rehabilitation of flood-affected areas of Sindh.

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