USAID to provide $93 million for Kurram Tangi dam project
November 02, 2012: United State Agency for International Development (USAID) would provide 93 million dollars for construction of Kurram Tangi dam in North Waziristan Agency, costing Rs 59.561 billion. According to documents with Business Recorder, the government has allocated Rs 500 million in PSDP-2012-13, while the USAID has shown its willingness for possible financing of component-1 of Kurram Tangi Dam Project, with the initial investment of 93 million dollars during 2012-14.
As many as five canals including Thal Canal, Sheratalla Canal, Spaira Ragh Canal, Civil Canal, Marwat Canal would be taken out from the dam. Feasibility study, detail engineering design and tender documents have been completed while land acquisition process has been initiated with the help of political agent North Waziristan Agency. The Fata administration has given assurance to Wapda for security, enabling to move forward for execution of Kurram Tangi dam project. The assurance of security has been extended by additional Chief Secretary Fata for accomplishment of surveys, land acquisition and design process.
The documents further say that mobilisation advance amounting to Rs 48 million has been paid to the consultants on January 27, 2012. The construction period of the project is four years. Total land required for implementation of Kurram Tangi dam project is 14,630 acres of which 2,506 acres is state-owned and 12,124 acres is private, while Rs 17 million have been paid to DCO/DOR Bannu for 210 acres land for Mian Thal Canal.