DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Jan 3 (Pakistan Point News - APP - 03rd Jan, 2017 ) : Gomal Zam Command Area Development Project being executed at a cost of over Rs 3 billion would be completed by September 2018, heralding socio-economic prosperity to the area. According to the official source, under the project which was expected to bring green revolution in the area as many as 393 water channels, having total length of one thousand kilometers would be constructed to irrigate agricultural land in the area and would help give boost to economic activities.
The project director Rab Nawaz said the mega project of the Gomal Zam Commad Area scheme would give impetus to agriculture development in area, which had been lying either barren or unproductive due to water scarcity, adding it would irrigate 87700 hectare of land in Kulachi, over 94000 hectare of Tank and about 8000 hectare of Dera Ismail Khan. He informed that project involved 20km long roads network and water management facilities stretching over 2000 hectare of land like sprinkle and drop water irrigation. He said the work on all segments of the project was going ahead at a fast pace and would be completed within stipulated period of time, adding introduction of those facilities under the mega scheme would result in ensuring socio-economic development of the area.