Chashma Right Bank Canal (Lift Cum Gravity) Project
The Chashma Right Bank Canal is lift cum gravity project which will be implemented in the Dera Ismail Khan district of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. The Canal project will provide perennial irrigation discharge of 73.98 cumics for irrigating 115846 hectares of land in the district.
The scheme would off take from Chashma barrage and the feeder Channel and will run parallel to the existing Chashma Right Bank Gravity Canal upto 59 kilometers where a pumping station will be installed. The overall pumping capacity will be 71.72 cumics which will be lifted to an elevation of 19.50 meter for irrigating the land situated at higher elevation on the right side of existing CRBC Gravity Canal upto the border line of the Punjab province. The length of main canal will be 111.25 kilometers and the distributaries network 410 kilometers. Besides 26 flood carrier channels will also be constructed having total length of 306 kilometers.
The estimated cost of the project is US $1.128 billion or Pak Rs. 119.600 billion. The implementation period of the project is 05 years. The provincial government can`t fully finance the project due to meager resource base and therefore seeks donor assistance for investment. The payback period of the project is 8 years and the EIRR is 12.51 %. The proposed project will be attractive to investors as it would generate economic benefits to the tune of US $71.811.
The feasibility of the project has been conducted. The project will give boost to agricultural produce in the area and will also generate employment opportunities.
The project provides an opportunity for the donor agencies/investors for investment and to recoup the capital investment with healthy profits. It can be executed through preferably Public Private Partnership (BOOT/BOT) or any other mode mutually agreed by both the parties. The project is open for all the state-owned, state-supported and private entities.
The government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa will facilitate investors for interaction with relevant agencies and is committed to be the partner of investor by providing all the basic infrastructure in execution of the project.
The investors friendly security situation already prevails in the province in the current government.