ISLAMABAD: Work on the construction of eight small dams in tribal areas is in progress. In an interview, a spokesman of FATA Development Authority said that these dams are being constructed in North and South Waziristan, Mohmand and Bajaur Agencies and Frontier Regions of Bannu and Dera Ismail Khan.

He said that these dams will be completed at a cost of about three billion rupees. On completion of these projects, thousands of acres of barren land will be brought under cultivation besides provision of clean drinking water to the inhabitants of these areas.