LAHORE - Punjab Minister for Irrigation Raja Riaz Ahmed has said that the government is seriously considering to accord special concession in recovery of agricultural loans and water rate (abiana) from cultivators in the flood affected areas along Sutlaj River. He said that Kasur, Pakpattan, Vehari and Bahawalpur districts were partially affected due to floodwater in Sutlaj River. "I will visit the flood affected areas to assess the losses caused to crops and properties on Thursday (today)," the Minister told reporters while addressing a press conference here at irrigation house Punjab on Wednesday. The Minister said that there was no flood threat in Punjab because the water flow situation is normal in the rivers. He said that in Rajanpur district torrential rains damaged standing crops and public properties and the government has announced these areas as calamity stricken, besides announcing to delay the collection of water rate and agricultural loans from the cultivators. He said that water canals repair work is in progress.   Raja Riaz said that Tunsa Barrage work would be completed till December 2008. He said that government has issued 10 letters to interested parties for construction of hydroelectric projects in Punjab, while seven feasibilities reports have been completed in this regard.