Daducha Dam foundation stone laid by caretaker chief minister

The Daducha Dam construction has been officially launched by Punjab’s Caretaker Chief Minister, Mohsin Naqvi, in response to Rawalpindi’s water scarcity problem, according to a news report from December 2.

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Initially budgeted at PKR 6.7 billion, the Daducha Dam project’s cost has surged to PKR 14 billion in recent years. The dam aims to alleviate Rawalpindi’s water scarcity by providing 35 million gallons of water daily to its residents. It expects to completed within two years.

Expressing the urgency of addressing Rawalpindi’s acute water shortage, CM Naqvi highlighted the dam’s significant role in meeting the city’s water demand once finished. He commended the efforts of the Punjab Chief Secretary and Commissioner Rawalpindi in overcoming obstacles and commencing the project.

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The project’s current status, as per the source, shows financial progress of 26 percent and physical progress of 12 percent, with significant clearance in the right of way. Notably, this project is a crucial relief, especially during summers when the garrison city faces a water shortfall of up to 60 MGD.

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