MIRPUR (AJK): (APP) Brisk preparations have begun to launch the construction work on the private-sector 1124 MW Kohala Hydro Power project in Muzaffarabad district of Azad Jammu Kashmir in the near future, official sources said.
This was disclosed at a high level meeting of the AJK government held Tuesday with Fayyaz Ali Abbasi, Secretary State Electricity Department and the state-run Power Development Organization in the chair.
The meeting was attended among others by Mr. Zhang Jun, CEO Kohala Hydro Company and his associates.
'The 1124 MW Kohala Hydro Power project will go a long way in the energy production sector in the country besides bringing economic bounty to the people of Pakistan and Kashmir", Fayyaz Ali Abbasi said while addressing the meeting.
Ground breaking of the gigantic project is likely to be executed in the near future. Construction work on the project will be completed in next 5 to 6 years, the meeting was informed which discussed, in length a range of issues related to the mega project.
Prominent among those who attended the meeting included Muhammad Tayyeb Chaudhry, Commissioner Muzaffarabad division, Deputy Commissioners of Muzaffarabad and Jhelum Valley - Ms. Tehzeeb un Nisa and Hameed Kiyani respectively and Naveed Gilani, and Amjad Qureshi, Director General and Director Private Power Cell AJK respectively.