From dream to reality: Mohammad district’s Gandao Dam almost ready
The since quite a while ago deferred Gandao Dam is prepared to give clean drinking water to whole Ghallanai from June.
The development of the little 105 feet high solid gravity dam with a capacity limit of 810 section of land feet water intended to profit 22,000 individuals of Ghalnai began in 2013 however was suspended in because of activist assaults. It at last continued in 2018.
Ghallanai, the central command of Mohmand ancestral locale, endures shortage of drinking water amid summers when water table in the territory goes down to in excess of 300 feet.
Dry season implies costly water supply. A tankful of 2,500 liters of water costs neighborhood individuals Rs2,500. Family units are known to apportion water utilization, with the goal that one tank endures seven days.
Ghallanai is home to MNA Sajid Mohmand. At the point when gotten some information about the circumstance MNA Sajid said his first need is arrangement of drinking water to the Mohmand innate region.
“Amid Premier Imran Khan’s visit to Mohmand, I mentioned him for arrangement of water from Mohmand Dam,” Sajid said conversing with The Express Tribune.
He named the Gandao Dam a gift of Almighty Allah to the general population of Mohmand which will end drinking water emergency in Ghallanai.
Fata Development Authority (FDA) Mohmand Coordinator Tariq Khan said Gandao Dam was the third uber undertakings of the expert in Mohmand.
“Moto Shah and Pandyali dams have been finished by FDA in Prang Ghar and Pandyali tehsils of ancestral area amid my administration tenor in Mohmand,” Tariq said conversing with The Express Tribune.
The initial two undertakings were effectively giving both drinking and water system water to the particular regions. Gandao Dam will be finished till June, Tariq included.
He said that regarding 80 percent development has been finished after resumption of work on the dam in 2018, including narrowing of overhead tanks for siphoning water.
In the interim a four kilometer long pipeline has been set down from overhead tanks to Ghallanai to give water to homes he stated, “presently the nearby individuals won’t have purchase water nor will the ladies need to go long separations to get water from wells.”
He said the dam would have turned out to be useful a couple of years prior after it was started in 2013. In any case, on October 25, 2013, an IED impact occurred close Ghallanai. The blast guaranteed he lives of Dam Contractor Shakoor Khan, Site Engineer Abdul Ghani and driver Itbar Gul, who would investigate the site of Gandao Dam.
They were going to check out the circumstance after the evening of October 24, when many aggressors had assaulted the dam site, burnt the apparatus and hardware while kidnapping workers.
Work on the site ceased. Nobody was eager to work under such dangerous conditions.
Tariq said that around then regarding 40 percent work had been finished on the dam. Following the activist assault the dam temporary worker would not begin work and furthermore documented a harms suit in Peshawar High Court.
At long last there was a settlement between the contractual worker and FDA in light of the PHC decision in 2018.
Tariq said attributable to improved security circumstance, work was pushing forward at an extremely decent pace and the Gandao Dam venture was probably going to be finished by June this year.