The Development and Social Impacts of Pakistan’s New Khanki Barrage
A Project Benefit Case Study
This study examines the development and describes the advanced technology used for the construction and operation of the New Khanki Barrage in Punjab, Pakistan. It highlights the socioeconomic benefits of the project, including an increase in agricultural outputs and income of over half a million farming families and the empowerment of communities, particularly women and girls, through new health, education, recreation, and other infrastructure. The study also presents challenges identified in the process, which offers valuable lessons in the design and implementation of other infrastructure projects. The New Khanki Barrage was financed by the Asian Development Bank through the Punjab Irrigated Agriculture Investment Program, Project 2.