Nasib Shah Shinwari
KHYBER AGENCY: 4,226 meters long canal under governor special development program (GSDP)with the total cost of Rs. 27 million in Bara subdivision was inaugurated on Monday.
An opening ceremony of this canal was held at Meri Khel area of Aka Khel where the political agent of Khyber Agency, Khalid Mehmood formally opened the irrigation project. A large number of political administration officials, GSDP officials, local elders and local journalists were also present on the occasion.
Talking this scribe PA Khalid Mehmood said the irrigation project was aimed to facilitate the local farmers and villagers to grow more crops in the area.
The political agent said this canal would provide water to some 3500 acres land which would benefit the hundreds of families in Aka Khel to grow crops and vegitables in their fields.
According to the representatives of the GSDP, some 60 large and 15 small bridges have been constructed over the canal so that the locals could pass.
Meanwhile the local elders and tribesmen of the area applauded the staff of GSDP for launching and completing the irrigation project.