USAID, Wapda to sign canal agreement today

ISLAMABAD : The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Water and Power Development Bank Authority (WAPDA) will sign Waran canal agreement today (Wednesday)for the construction of the 164km long Waran Canal system in Tank district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Under the agreement, USAID will provide $12 million funding for construction of the 164km long Waran Canal system to bring 28,000 acres of land under permanent irrigation in Tank district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Waran canal is part of the larger on-going Gomal Zam Irrigation Project. With the addition of Waran Canal, USAID will build a canal system to irrigate 191,000 acres of land that has been mostly barren. The canal system will enable local communities to work their lands, create jobs, and improve incomes for the region.

The USAID Mission Director, the WAPDA Chairman, as well as an elder from the Waran canal area will give their remarks on the signing ceremony which will be held here in Islamabad.

Source: http://www.nation.com.pk/pakistan-news-newspaper-daily-english-online/business/12-Sep-2012/usaid-wapda-to-sign-canal-agreement-today