Mangi Dam: A Glimpse over the Primary Source in Baluchistan

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Mangi Dam: A Glimpse over the Primary Source in Baluchistan

Mangi Dam is situated near the place of Ziarat in the province of Baluchistan, Pakistan. The dam was built in the year of 1982 and has a height of 18 meters (59 feet) and storage capacity of 130,000 m3 (105 acre·ft). It was built at a cost of US$36.88 million. It was developed to stop the fish from leaving the fishing area. In the year of 2015, it was declared that the dam will also produce electricity and the shortage of load shedding will also reduce.

Mangi Dam and Water Conveyance System Project

At an estimated price Rs 9.85 billion would be launched in case to meet water supply needs of the Quetta city and adjoining places. In accordance to sources, the Ministry of Water and Power developed the PC-1 of the project and referred it to the Ministry of Planning, Development and Reforms. The proposed project envisages: (i) offering over 8.10 MGD for augmenting the existing under stress water needs of Quetta Town, (ii) transforming the existing trend of extracting underground water by means of tube wells to more sustainable option of building the surface water storage reservoirs, (iii) offering un-interrupted drinking water supplies to the people of Quetta Town by means of Construction of Water Storage Tanks in the area of Quetta Valley, (iv) uplifting the livelihood of citizens by giving the means of employment and business opportunities during the time of construction phase of the project, (v) decreasing the affects of drastic floods D/S of proposed Dam site. In accordance to PC-1 of the project, the federal and Baluchistan governments would share the price of the project equally. The project would be completed within thirty-six months after getting its approval.

 

 

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