Rubber Dam, Lake to be constructed on 1,187 acres

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BAHAWALPUR, May 16 (APP): Minister of State for Higher Education and Interior Engineer Muhammad Baligh-ur-Rehman said that Rubber Dam and lake would be constructed at Sutlej River with area comprising 1,187 acres.

While chairing a meeting at Commissioner Office here Monday he said that the project would be completed with a cost of Rs 1.6 billion and would help future requirements of water for Bahawalpur and Lodhran districts.

He said that construction of lake and rubber dam would generate an aqua mechanism under which water level would be raised under soil and provision of potable water would be available.