The construction of the Chashma Right Bank Canal (CRBC) Lift Low Gravity Project will be a real game changer for the socio-economic development of a wide area in southern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, PM Imran Khan said.
Prime Minister Imran Khan chaired a meeting on integrated agriculture and development projects for Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, especially the Chashma Right Bank Canal (CRBC). Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mahmood Khan also participated in the meeting.
Upon completion, the project will irrigate about 300,000 acres of barren land in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. This will not only ensure food security in the region, but also increase the export of agricultural products to the Middle East, which will be a source of foreign exchange for the country. The Prime Minister directed the concerned authorities to take effective steps to promote corporate farming in the area. This will not only increase the income of farmers in the area but also help in eradicating poverty and hunger, ensuring good education for the local population, basic health facilities and other civic amenities. “We need to make full use of the vast natural resources available for the socio-economic development of our people,” PM added. The meeting also discussed alternative financial models for the construction of Chashma Right Bank Lift Canal (CRBC) mega development project.
The meeting was attended by Minister for Energy Muhammad Hamad Azhar, Trade Adviser Abdul Razzaq Dawood, Provincial Ministers Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Timur Saleem Jhagra, Mohibullah, Chairman National Highway Authority Khurram Agha, Chairman FBR Dr Muhammad Ashfaq Ahmed and concerned officers.