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Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Special Initiatives Asad Umar chaired a review meeting on bulk water supply from Tarbella reservoir to Islamabad and Rawalpindi here in Islamabad on Thursday through video conference.

Dated : 31 December 2020

Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Special Initiatives Asad Umar chaired a review meeting on bulk water supply from Tarbella reservoir to Islamabad and Rawalpindi here in Islamabad on Thursday through video conference. Special Assistant to PM on CDA Ali Nawaz Awan, Secretary Planning, Member Infrastructure, representatives from Ministry of Interior and senior officials attended the meeting.

The Consultants from MMP briefed the meeting about the current status of feasibility study for master planning of Bulk Water Transmission (ICT & Rawalpindi). Consultants have seven months to complete their report and their team will begin work in mid-October.

The project envisages supply of water to the twin cities of Isb & Rwp through surface as well as groundwater channels. The project is for supplying clean drinking water from the Indus River System at Tarbella Dam to the twin cities of Islamabad & Rawalpindi. Presently the demand of water of the twin cities is 440 million Gallon per day, half of which i.e 220 million Gallon is being met from various sources. The gap of 220 million Gallon per day will be fulfilled by this project.

While chairing the review meeting Minister Asad umar directed the MMP to complete the feasibility study expeditiously. Minister asked Secretary Planning to contact the provincial government regarding land acquisition. The Federal Minister said that land acquisition matters should be finalized as soon as possible so as to avoid delay in commencement of work on the project.


He directed the CDA to ensure inclusion of project management experts in the team. He further directed the Planning Secretary to seek clarification on issues related to availability of water from Tarbela to ICT and its share in Islamabad and Rawalpindi.