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PM Imran Khan to visit Diamer Bhasha Dam project today

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

15th Jul, 2020. 10:59 am
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Prime Minister Imran Khan will visit the Diamer Bhasha Dam project today.

According to the details, the visit is to review construction activities, as work on the project has commenced in the wake of swift mobilization of the Contractor to the site.

Prime Minister Imran Khan will review the pace and quality of construction work of Diamer Bhasha Dam.

Diamer Basha Dam, a vital project for water, food, and energy security of Pakistan, is being constructed on River Indus, 315 Kilometer (Km) upstream of Tarbela Dam, 180 Km downstream of Gilgit, and 40 Km downstream of Chilas town.

The project is scheduled to be completed in 2028-29.

The Diamer-Bhasha Dam has a generating capacity of 4,500 MW and the project will provide 18 billion units of hydropower to the national grid every year.

The construction of the dam will provide cheap electricity to the industrial sector of the country, will also create more than 16,000 jobs and the construction of the dam will improve the conditions of the local people. The project will also boost tourism in Kohistan and Gilgit-Baltistan.

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