Senate Body For Installing Telemetry System At Earliest
Faizan Hashmi 8 days ago Thu 16th January 2020 | 03:47 PM
The Senate Standing Committee on Water Resources on Thursday directed the Indus Water System Authority (IRSA) to install telemetry system at earliest for ensuring judicious water distribution among the provinces
ISLAMABAD, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 16th Jan, 2020 ) :The Senate Standing Committee on Water Resources on Thursday directed the Indus Water System Authority (IRSA) to install telemetry system at earliest for ensuring judicious water distribution among the provinces.
The committee which met with Mir Muhammad Yousaf Badini discussed issues regarding distribution of water amongst provinces according to Water Accord 1991, extension of Pat Feeder Canal Project and progress on construction of Sharan, Sama Khulgi, Bartekhel Cheena, Urgus and Kum Khurasan dams.
Secretary Water Resources Muhammad Ashraf apprised the committee that services contract for the telemetry project would be finalized shortly. The project would be firstly properly designed and then 180 days would be required for procurement, he said.
The Secretary said the project would take around two years for completion.
Member Punjab Rao Irshad Ali Khan informed the committee that contract for Installing telemetry system was awarded to a firm but later it was cancelled as the firm report was not satisfactory.
Now, rebidding for the project was in progress, he added.
He said water storage could only be enhanced through constructing more reservoirs.
The meeting was attended by Senators Walid Iqbal, Brig (R ) Johan Kenneth, Sana Jamali, the Parliamentary Secretary for Water Resources and senior officials of IRSA and Balochistan Irrigation department.