Work on Bhasha, Mohmand dams to start next year: Muzammil

Work on Bhasha, Mohmand dams to start next year: Muzammil

ISLAMABAD: Chairman Implementation Committee of Diamer-Bhasha and Mohmand Dams and WAPDA Lieutenant General retired Muzammil Hussain briefed a four member bench of Supreme Court headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar in Islamabad.

He informed the Bench about setting up of seven sub-committees to identify impediments which may hinder the projects and the ways and means to remove those hurdles effectively.

WAPDA Chairman informed that in view of the procurement timelines determined by the Implementation Committee, the construction work on Mohmand Dam Project is expected to commence early next year, whereas an all out effort is also being made to start construction of Diamer-Bhasha Dam Project next year.  

On the recommendations of the Committee regarding appointment of monitoring Judge for Diamer-Bhasha and Mohmand Dams, Chief Justice of Pakistan said that this Bench will act as Monitoring Bench for overall implementation of the two dams being a glorious and national cause.