Faisal Vawda for strict enforcement of River Act to reduce floods related losses

APP25-26 ISLAMABAD: June 26 - Federal Minister for Water Resources, Muhammad Faisal Vawda chairing 54th annual meeting of Federal Flood Commission. APP

ISLAMABAD, Jun 26 (APP):Minister for Water Resources Muhammad Faisal Vawda has said that there is dire need to remove the encroachments in the flood plains of river water ways through enactment of River Act and its strict enforcement by the provinces to reduce the losses to public and private properties and precious human lives from likely floods in the coming monsoon season.
Chairing the 54th Annual Meeting of Federal Flood Commission, Ministry of Water Resources to review preparedness for 2019-Monsoon Season, the minister
noted with concern that the encroachments in the river waterways besides major Nullahs by the public masses in Provinces were so frequent that even low floods could create havoc.
He urged the provinces and federal agencies for prompt approval of their respective Flood Plain management Acts and their strict enforcement to prevent the encroachment in the waterways on permanent basis.