FATA Water Resources Development Project (FWRDP) is a joint venture of Government of Pakistan and Asian Development Bank (ADB). The aim of FWRDP is to reduce poverty by facilitating the communities to build improved and sustainable livelihoods through irrigated agriculture land through construction of Dams and Weirs in the three Districts of Bajaur, Mohmand and Khyber.

Outputs of the project

  1. Construction of new irrigation infrastructure, small dams with a maximum height of meters each, 31 diversion weirs, approximately 95 kilometers of main and secondary irrigation channels. Target is 4615 ha
  2. Improved on-farm management through construction of approximately 144 kilometers of lined (concrete) watercourses, terracing and land leveling on a command area of about 4,600 ha, along with installation of rain and stream gauges to measure water availability;
  3. Improved watershed management on 5,000 ha through afforestation of the degraded watersheds and, where appropriate, construction of check dams to reduce or stop soil erosion;

Project Director, PMU-FWRDP Message

Through this acknowledgement, the FATA Water Resource Development project (FWRDP) expresses its sincere gratitude to all those colleagues who have been associated with FWRDP. This project would not have been possible without the generous funding support, the trust and belief that Asian Development Bank had placed in us and the dedicated support of Sustainable development unit, P & D department Khyber Pakhtunkhwa..

I have full faith in my team who are extending their utmost cooperation in making the project a mega success in the three districts of Khyber, Mohmand and Bajaur.

FWRDP is a community-based project and therefore would require the complete cooperation and support of the general population and communities of the three agencies. We look forward to working hand in hand with the communities to guide this project to successful implementation.

--Project Director, PMU-FWRDP