ISLAMABAD (APP) - The government has planned to construct 32 small and medium dams in all provinces with an estimated cost of Rs 250 billion to bridge the gap between supply and demand of electricity. The government has allocated Rs 250 billion for the construction of these dams during the PSDP of 2009/10, official source told this agency on Tuesday. Out of these dams, 13 dams would be constructed in first phase and work on some dams had already been started, he said. He said five dams would be constructed in Balochistan, four in Sindh, two in NWFP and Punjab each. An amount of Rs 23.439 million has been spent so far on the projects, he said. He said the Ministry of Water and Power has assigned Munda Dam Project on Swat River to WAPDA for detailed engineering design and its construction would be initiated after clearance from court cases. The source said Gomal Zam Dam, Kurram Tangi Dam, Munda Dam, Bara Dam, Chowkas Dam and Totakan Dam were under construction or under engineering study. He said these dams would be multi-purpose and would be both for irrigation and generating hydel power. He said Allai, Khan Khwar, Duber Khwar, Jinnah hydropower projects were also under construction and expected to be completed in year 2010/2011. The source said Neelum Jhelum Hydropower project was under construction while Golen Gol project was also under implementation. Detailed engineering design and tender of documents of Kohala, Bunji, Phandar, Basho, Keyal Khwar, Lawi and Harpo were also under process, he added. Similarly, he said, upgradation, feasibility study and detailed engineering design of Tarbella 4th extension was being would be taken up shortly. The source said the government of Azad Jammu and Kashmir had decided to develop the Mahl Hydropower Project through Public Private partnership (PPP) under the Power Policy, 2002. Giving details, he said six companies including Korea Electric Power Company submitted their proposals to the AJ&K government. Due to unavailability of PPP model the project could not move forward by the government. He said the Ministry of Water and Power through Private Power Infrastructure Board (PPIB) has requested the AJK government to issue NOC to handle it at federal level and the work on this project would commence soon.