PM wants water projects’ completion at fast pace: official

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12th Aug, 2021. 01:52 pm

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan was taking keen interest in water reservoirs’ projects to ensure their completion on a fast-track basis, a government official said on Thursday.

In a series of tweets, Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Farrukh Habib said that the work on several water projects, including Diamer-Basha Dam, Dasu hydropower Dam, Mohmand Dam, Sindh Barrage, Haripur power project, Kachhi Canal, K-IV water supply, Kurram Tangi and Nai Gaj dams was in full swing.

The minister of state said the completion of these 10 projects would not only ensure water reserves of 12.89 million acres feet but also increase the generation of inexpensive hydropower in the country by 9,043MW.

It would also create more than 35,000 job opportunities in the country, he added.

Prime Minister Imran Khan would lay the foundation stone of the Tarbela Dam’s 5th Extension project on Thursday (today), Habib said, adding that it would be completed by 2024 with a cost of $807 million.

The project would enhance the power generation capacity of Tarbela Dam to 6,418MW from the existing 4,888MW with an addition of 1,530MW, he added.

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