Kachhi Canal Project

Kachhi Canal Project


Offtakes from Taunsa Barrage,

Punjab: Muzaffargarh, D.G.Khan, Rajanpur Districts.

Balochistan: Dera Bugti, Nasirabad, Bolan, Jhal Magsi Districts.

Salient Features
  • Length of Main Canal
500 km (Phase-I 403 km), 391 km (Lined) in Punjab and Balochistan Provinces  kachhi
  • Canal Capacity
6,000 cusecs
  • Length of Branches, Distributaries, and Minors

1,500 km

(Phase-I 105 km)

  • Cultivable Command Area
713,000 acres (Phase-I = 102,000 out of which 72,000 acres, District Dera Bugti Completed)

Salient Features (Remaining Wroks)

  • Command Area
  • Length of Main Canal (Lined)
  • Distribution System


30,000 acres (District Dera Bugti)
40 km (RD 1193 to RD 1322)
32 km District Dera Bugti

Scope of Work

Phase-I of Kachhi Canal

Agricultural production resulting in a boost to the economy, improvements in the physical environment including the atmosphere, climate, land, and water, improvement in the quality of life due to betterment in socio-cultural and socio-economic conditions. Crop benefits of Rs. 5 Billion per year.

Consultants Kachhi Canal Consultants (JV of NESPAK, NDC, ACE, Barqaab & EGC)


M/s Ghulam Rasool& Company

M/s CGC - RSL (JV)

M/s Ramzan & Sons Limited

Commencement Date As per PC-I Oct 2002   / Actual Oct 2002
Completion Date

As per PC-I June 2007 / Actual September 2017 (Phase-I)
Remaining Works Phase-I (30,000 acres) - 3 years (Completion period)

Financial Status (Rs. Million) Local Foreign Total
Original PC-I Cost (27.09.2003) 31,204.000 - 31,204.000
Ist Rev: PC-I (Phase-I) 31.12.2013 57,562.000 - 57,562.000
2nd Rev: PC-I 07.03.2017 80,352.000 - 80,352.000
PSDP Allocation for 2021-22 2,000.000 - 2,000.000
PC-I Cost (Remaining Works) 22,921.000 - 22,921.000
PSDP Allocation for 2021-22 1,860.000 - 1,860.000

Physical Progress:-                                

Phase-I           Substantially Completed    


  • Inauguration ceremony performed by Honourable Prime Minister of Pakistan on 14.09.2017 for releasing water into distribution system in Balochistan.

  • PC-I for Remaining Works of Phase-I amounting to Rs. 25,729 Million submitted to Ministry of Water Resources on 03.11.2017. CDWP in its meeting dated 30.10.2019 recommended the Project at the rationalized cost of Rs. 22,921 Million. ECNEC accorded approval on March 16, 2020.


     Incharge of the Project

     Engr. Syed Ali Akhtar Shah
Chief Engineer/PD
Kachhi Canal Project
Contact No. 0092-64-2689040

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