PM kicks off mega construction work at Diamer-Bhasha Dam

ISLAMABAD:Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday kicked off the mega construction work at Diamer-Bhasha Dam at River Indus near Chilas, that will produce 4,500 inexpensive and green hydel power.

The 272-metre high, having capacity of 6.4 million acre feet water reservoir, will be the country’s third big dam after Tarbela and Mangla dams.

Prime Minister Imran Khan termed the construction of Diamer-Bhasha Dam a “window of development and opportunities for the people of Gilgit-Baltistan”.

“Diamer-Bhasha Dam will change the fate of locals and bring immense development in the area,” the prime minster said while addressing a public rally, after he commenced the mega construction work of the dam.”

Imran Khan said Pakistan was blessed with natural water resources with steep land gradients to generate fast flow, required for producing less expensive electricity.

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