How much money has been collected so far in Diamer Bhasha Dam fund?
*ISLAMABAD - Chairman Karachi Port Trust (KPT) Rear Admiral Jamil Akhtar on Thursday presented a cheque of over 137 million rupees as donation to the Supreme Court of Pakistan’s Diamer Basha and Mohmand Dams Fund.*
He presented this cheque during a meeting with the CJP at the Supreme Court of Pakistan in Islamabad.
The Water and Power Development Authority (Wapda) has informed the government that the construction of two major dams — Mohmand and Diamer-Bhasha — will begin in first two quarters of the next year.
The total approved cost of both the dams is around Rs883 billion. The authorities had invited consultancy firms to submit proposals for the Rs478bn Diamer-Bhasha dam.
Around Rs4.89 billion have been received so far for the dams.