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  • CM asks British minister to trace experts who built Sukkur Barrage in 1932

    KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has urged the British government to trace out the engineers and the firm which had constructed one of the largest irrigation systems of its kind in the world at Sukkur from 1923 to 1932...

    Though the barrage had completed its life the Sindh government had planned to rehabilitate it after having its survey conducted through World Bank experts, said the chief minister during a meeting...

  • Rangers disperse Balochistan growers’ rally at Sukkur barrage

    SUKKUR: A large group of growers led by two former Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) lawmakers from Balochistan drove into Sindh riding many vehicles to settle a water dispute with the Sukkur barrage chief engineer but held a protest sit-in outside his office after the talks failed on Tuesday...

    Rangers personnel intervened to move them away as holding of any protest within the vicinity of the barrage is prohibited...

  • WB agrees to finance rehabilitation of Sukkur Barrage

    KARACHI: The World Bank has, in principle, agreed to finance the much-awaited rehabilitation of Sukkur Barrage and asked the Sindh government to submit PC-I for its formal approval...

    The rehabilitation work to be implemented over a period of four years could extend the life of the barrage indefinitely...

  • High flood at Taunsa barrage alarms authorities

    LAHORE: The Met office set alarm bells ringing on Tuesday with its announcement that the Indus River was in high flood at Taunsa barrage and it might rise in a couple of days...

    “At present there is medium to high flood in the Indus at Kalabagh and Chashma headworks where the discharge was 410,000 cusecs and 463,000 cusecs, respectively, but the situation is problematic at Taunsa barrage/headwork where both the inflow/outflow is...

  • World Bank approves $188m loan for Guddu Barrage strengthening

    ISLAMABAD: The World Bank approved on Friday a $188 million loan for consolidation of Guddu Barrage, the most strategic component of the Indus Basin irrigation system...

    International Develop­ment Association, the low-interest arm of World Bank, approved the funding to increase the barrage’s lease of life by another 50 years, besides strengthening the Sindh Irrigation Depart­ment’s capacity to operate and manage barrages...

  • Children engaged in barrage overhaul

    DERA GHAZI KHAN: A number of children of fishermen have reportedly been hired as labourers for the annual overhauling of the gates of Taunsa Barrage, Dawn has learnt...

    The Irrigation Department awards the contract of overhauling of the Taunsa Barrage to private parties every year...

  • Modernisation of Guddu Barrage

    A FEASIBILITY report for the modernistaion of the 53-year-old Guddu Barrage — the first controlling point over the Indus in Sindh — is now ready and awaiting implementation...

    The project, which also includes the Sukkur Barrage (whose feasibility study is also nearing completion) is part of the Water Sector Improvement Project (WISP) of the Sindh Irrigation and Drainage Authority (Sida)...

  • Rehabilitation of Guddu Barrage

    With the feasibility report now finalised, Guddu barrage’s rehabilitation will start with the bid award for construction...

    Guddu barrage — being the first barrage over Indus River in Sindh — is supposed to play a crucial role in managing normal river water flows, shortages and emergencies like floods...

  • PM okays Indus river barrage to mitigate water woes

    LAHORE: Prime Minister Imran Khan has formally accorded approval to Wapda to develop a water reservoir by constructing a barrage on the river Indus so as to address the long-standing water-related issues in Sindh (areas downstream Kotri Barrage and cosmopolitan city of Karachi)...

    The project located about 45km upstream of River’s outfall into sea, 65km south of Thatha and 130km east of Karachi city, has been named “Sindh Barrage”...

  • Centre announces Rs125bn Sindh barrage project

    KARACHI: The federal government announced on Friday an ambitious Rs125 billion Sindh barrage project on the River Indus, winning support from the provincial government to build a huge structure 45km from the sea in the south of Thatta and east of Karachi to address environmental issues of sea intrusion and land degradation...

    According to the statement, the Wapda chairman told the meeting that there was a plan to construct a 12-metre...

  • Work begins on Sukkur warehouse for relief goods

    SUKKUR: A warehouse is being built in the SITE area in collaboration with Japan, Australia, The Netherlands and the United States to store relief goods for use in time of natural disasters in upper Sindh, according to director general of the Provincial Disaster Management Authority Syed Salman Shah...

    He said that two warehouses had been planned in the province, one in Hyderabad and the other in Sukkur...

  • ‘Floodwater poses no threat to Sukkur, other towns’

    SUKKUR: The special assistant for relief to Sindh chief minister has said that the situation is normal, protective dykes have been strengthened and there is no danger of flood in Sukkur district...

    This was stated by Special Assistant Ali Hassan Hingorjo after visiting Begari dyke, Zero Point Sukkur and Ali Wahan dyke...

  • Sukkur court still without CCTV cameras

    SUKKUR: The Sukkur district administration has failed to install CCTV cameras inside and outside the circuit bench of the Sindh High Court building despite the court’s directives...

    Following the court’s directives, a meeting attended by Sukkur commissioner, DIG, SSP, deputy commissioner and others was held on Sept 3 where it was decided to install a CCTV system for protection of the SHC building and DC Shahzad Fazal Abbasi...

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