USAID is to provide eighty one million dollars for Kurram Tangi Dam .

An agreement to this effect was signed in Islamabad on Wednesday. Minister for Water and Power Khawaja Asif was also present on the occasion.

The amount will be used for the completion of the first phase of the project which will help irrigate sixteen thousand acres of land and help produce eighteen megawatt of electricity.

Ambassador Hale on the occasion said, “America and Pakistan have a long history of cooperation in the energy sector.

He said the agreement signed today builds on decades of shared effort to meet Pakistan’s energy needs and help improve the lives of millions of Pakistanis.

The Kaitu Weir is Stage 1 of the larger Kurram Tangi Dam Project.  By completing the construction of KTDP-Stage 1, more than 16,000 acres of agricultural land will be irrigated and an additional 18 megawatts of electricity will be produced, enough to benefit 100,000 Pakistanis. 

Under KTDP-Stage-1, funds will be transferred to WAPDA to support the construction of a weir on Kaitu River, the Shertalla and Spairaga canals, two powerhouses, a transmission line, housing accommodations for construction and operational staff and an office building for dam construction and operation activities.

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