WANA -UNS : Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will lay the foundation stone of Kurram Tangi Dam project in North Waziristan today.
The dam will generate 83.4 megawatts of electricity. The reservoir in tehsil Shawal of North Waziristan will also store water for the area.
The hydropower project will be completed in two phases, of which the first phase will be completed in the span of three years, the state radio said in a report.
The dam will also help overcome floods in the area besides bringing socio economic improvement in the region, officials said. .
Kurram Tangi Dam will also irrigate the vast tracts of North Waziristan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.