PM to lay foundation stone of Jalalpur canal today

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ISLAMABAD:     Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan will lay foundation stone of Jalapur-Kundwal canal project today (Thursday).

This project will be built at the cost of Rs 48 billion and completed till 2024

The ceremony will be attended by Chief Minister Punjab Usman Buzdar, Jahangir Tareen and Fawad Chaudhry.

This mega project of irrigation came into consideration 124 years before but work was not started over it. The canal originating from Rasool bridge will terminate at Khushab after passing through Pind Dadan Khan.

170000 acres land will be cultivated through this project. Water flow in this canal will be 1350 cusecs and 48 percent clean drinking water will be provided to 17 different villages through this project.

The expenses to be incurred on this project will be shared by Asian Development Bank and Punjab government. About 5.5 lac people from district Jhelum and Khushab will benefit from this canal.