LAHORE (APP) - WAPDA Chairman Shakil Durrani Saturday said that in addition to executing mega projects, Wapda has also planned to construct small and medium dams in all the four provinces and FATA. He said this during his visit to Winder, Darawat and Nai Gaj sites where he interacted with the local notables and civil administration regarding construction of these projects and consequent socio-economic development in the area. Member (Water) Syed Raghib Abbas Shah, representatives of the consultants and other officers concerned were also present during the visit. The Chairman said that as many as 12 such dams would be constructed in phase-1 from the year 2009 to 2012 and added construction work on Winder, Darawat and Nai Gaj Dam projects is expected to start in couple of months. He expressed the hope that completion of these projects will help conserve flood water for agriculture development, flood mitigation, hydropower generation and emancipation of poor and needy women of the areas. According to a spokesman of the Wapda here, the Winder Dam in Lasbela district of Balochistan at a cost of Rs 1.70 billion, with a gross storage capacity of 36.500 acre feet of water, will irrigate 22.400 acres of land besides generating 0.3 MW of electricity, Darawat Dam will be constructed in Dadu district of Sindh with an estimated cost of Rs 3.18 billion with a storage capacity of 122,000 acre feet and irrigate 50,000 acres of land and Darawat Dam Project will also generate 0.45 MW of electricity. Likewise, Nai Gaj Dam Project, with a gross storage capacity of 300,000 acre feet would be constructed in Dadu district of Sindh with an estimated cost of Rs 17.00 billion. The project on its completion will irrigate 80,000 acres of land and generate 4.2 MW of electricity.