Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Minister for Irrigation Arshad Ayub Khan has said that with the completion of construction of protective embankments in Swat, the damage caused by floods can be reduced.
He said that work is underway to build high-quality safety embankments to prevent obstruction and minimise damage. He said that in order to utilise thousands of acres of barren lands, it is necessary to further strengthen the irrigation system. “I am visiting Malakand and Swat districts with the purpose to know the ground realities and to further improving the system,” he added.
He expressed these views on the occasion of a detailed visit to the Swat district. Earlier, Ayub Khan arrived in Swat on the second day of his visit to the Malakand Division.
He appreciated the quality of work on this occasion. The provincial minister also inspected Shahmezai head canal and head reach, where SE Irrigation Wasim Khan gave a detailed briefing on the project. Chief engineer (North) Ishaq Khan was also present on the occasion.
The provincial minister reviewed the construction work of flood protection embankments in Bahrain and Kalam and expressed satisfaction over the quality of work. Ayub Khan visited Mangalore Bypass and Swat Irrigation Office at Saidu Sharif. During his visit to the office, the SE irrigation briefed the provincial minister about the office matters.