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A high level Chinese delegation visited the FATA Development Authority today wherein a detailed briefing regarding construction of Jabba Dam located in Jamrud Tehsil Headquarters Khyber Agency was arranged. The briefing was attended by senior officers of FATA Development Authority as well.
Welcoming the delegation, Mr. Maqsood Anwar Khan, General Manager, Technical FATA Development Authority highlighted the salient features of the Jabba Dam. He informed that the main objective of construction of the Jabba Dam was to provide smooth and sustainable water supply to the inhabitants of Hayatabad Township, Regi Lalma Township in Peshawar adjacent areas as well as Tehsil Jamrud area of Khyber Agency.
The project will benefit around One Million population to have access to mineral quality drinking water on sustainable basis round the year. He also informed that revenue benefit from water supply will be US $ 635.79 million per year and from fisheries it will be US $ 29.73 million per year.
The Chinese delegation showed keen interest to finance the construction of the Jabba Dam and they thanked the detailed presentation given by the FATA Development Authority. It was agreed to take up the project to the next level in the coming months.