Balochistan News: Dera Bugti Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Thursday inaugurated Kachhi Canal Project in district Dera Bugti of Balochistan. The Canal will irrigate 72,000 acres of barren yet cultivable land in the far-flung and backward areas of the district. The project completed at a cost of about 80 billion rupees, will ensure economic development and social uplift in the remote areas of Balochistan by promoting agriculture and agro-based economy. Addressing a public meeting after inaugurating the project, the Prime Minister said that today Nawaz Sharif should have been here. He added the former PM had been in every phase of the project. He said that water projects worth 200 billion rupees had been initiated in the province. According to official sources, the prime minister reached Sui on a daylong visit at 11 am. Upon the premierís visit, a holiday has been declared in the district of Dera Bugti today. Kachhi canal project is of great importance for the development of water infrastructure and irrigated agriculture in Balochistan. The total estimated cost of the project is around Rs80 billion. The 363km long main canal (of which 351km is lined canal) takes off from Taunsa Barrage in Muzaffargarh district and comes to an end at Dera Bugti district. Balochistan News