Early release of fund for Shundoor road & Athak Irrigation Channel urged.
CHITRAL: Work on blacktopping of Shundoor road from Booni badly affecting due to delay in release of fund while Terich on Athak irrigation Channel also not completed timely because of blocking its fund. Muhammad Qadir Shah Nazim Union Council Mulkoh and other social workers from the area while talking to local journalist said that some 490 million of fund had announced by President of Pakistan in 2006 for Shundoor road but only 20.5 million was released for blacktopping of 70 KM road from Booni to Shundoor the world highest polo ground. He said that Shundoor is famous for polo matches between Gilgit and Chitral polo teams where thousands of domestic and foreign tourists approach Shundoor ground every year but due to dilapidated condition of the road visitors facing great problems. And that is why the President of Pakistan pleased to announce 490 million of fund for blacktopping of this road to motivate and attract more and more tourists to Shundoor but release of fund is unnecessarily delay. They said that only 20.5 million of fund have been released out of 490 million for this mega project.
Attakh Irrigation Channel which is under construction with a cost of 450 million of fund but only 130 million has been released and the remaining fund is still awaited. As a result work on this irrigation channel badly affecting (slow & delay) and inhabitant of the area badly suffering due to delay work of the channel. they said that this channel will irrigate thousands Acres of barren land in the area as a result it can cause for a green revolution but it was reveled that fund has been blocked due to some unknown reasons. A social worker from the area said that due to slow work on the channel thousands of Acre land is lying barren and the people are badly suffering. In this regard Haji Muhammad Khan & company contractor of the project while contacted in this regard also confirmed that remaining fund of Attakh irrigation channel has been blocked as a result work also badly affected and if the fund was not released he feared that might causing for incomplete of the channel. Social and political circle of the area have appeal President of Pakistan and Provincial Chief for early releasing of fund for these two mega project because Shundoor polo tournament attracting thousands of tourists every year but due to poor condition of road they hesitate to travel by road. While the second project of Attakh irrigation channel will irrigate thousands of Acres land if completed timely can be causing for bringing a green revolution in the area which will be sufficient for vegetable and fruit production.
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