Package-I (20 Dams) & Package-II (26 Dams)
Construction of 100 Dams in Balochistan
The Government of Pakistan is
sponsoring construction of 100 dams
in Balochistan. The Package-I of the
project comprising of 20 Small
Dams was launched in June 2009,
out of which 16 dams have been
successfully completed, and
remaining work will be completed
by December 31, 2014.
Package-II, comprising of 26 Dams
is at the anvil of implementation
with full swing.
Balochistan province covers a large area in the south west of Pakistan. It is sparsely populated land bordering
Afghanistan and Iran. To the south lies one of the most inhospitable desert, the Mekran, and Arabian Sea. Balochistan
is geographically the largest province of the country holding 347,190 Sq Km area. The population density is very low
due to the mountainous terrain and scarcity of water.
Groundwater is undoubtedly the most essential, precious and rare resource of the Balochistan Province. Average
rainfall in province is 6 to 7 inches per annum. On account of low rainfall and insufficient surface flow, the entire
province is dependent on ground water. Balochistan province generates total surface flood flows of 10.79, 3.25 and
25.23 billion m3 during average, dry and wet years respectively. This indicates an increase of 134% during wet years
whereas decrease of 70% during dry years. It, therefore, becomes evident that harnessing of flood flows for, inter-
alia, direct irrigation, drinking and recharge purposes offer great potential.
Realizing it, the Government of Balochistan/ Pakistan has embarked upon a comprehensive programme of harnessing
flood flows through construction of small dams. The Government of Pakistan is sponsoring construction of 100 dams in
Balochistan and the Project has been accommodated in the Federal PSDP 2007-08. The project has been prioritized
and divided into 5 packages.
Federal Government reflected the project Construction of 100 Dams in Balochistan (Package-I, 20 Dams), amounting
to Rs. 2154.080 million in Federal PSDP 2007-08. The project was successfully launched in June 2009. Package-I (20
Dams) is at advanced stage of completion and will hopefully be completed in next financial year till December 2014.
The Package-II, for construction of 26 dams in Balochistan out of 100 dams is at an advance stage of implementation
and the work is in progress with full swing.
100 Dams in Balochistan - All rights reserved.
from Mr. Imran Raheem Durrani
100 Dams Project
Package-I (20 Dams) will
be completed by December
Package-II (26 Dams) is at
an advance stage of
expected to complete
before the scheduled time
Water Sector Project Balochistan - Financed by Federal PSDP