Rs 479 billion Diamer Bhasha Dam project: Important decision taken

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Rs 479 billion Diamer Bhasha Dam project: Important decision taken

ISLAMABAD - PTI government has decided to initiate practical work on the much-delayed Diamer-Bhasha Dam.

Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) has taken the first practical step.

Executive Committee on Wednesday approved a power plant to provide required electricity supply to the project.

The new plant, which would cost Rs5 billion, would be installed in Diamer area to provide electricity to machines, offices and other installations of the dam project, sources said.

The proposal of constructing a power plant was earlier given by the Ministry of Water Resources. Subsequently, ECNEC approved to include Tangir Hydropower (15MW) in the Diamer-Basha Dam project.

The committee has approved the revised cost of the entire project of Diamer-Bhasha Dam at Rs479.686 billion.