Diamer Bhasha Dam: New development reported

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Diamer Bhasha Dam: New development reported

ISLAMABAD: The government on Wednesday changed the scope of Diamer-Bhasha dam project and made a mini-dam part of the scheme, which would push its overall cost to Rs480 billion.

The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (Ecnec), the highest project approving authority, included the Tangir hydropower project in the Diamer-Bhasha dam and approved the revised cost of the project at Rs479.7 billion, according to the finance ministry.

The change in the scope of one of the priority projects, after only six months, highlights the lack of planning, which often causes cost overruns.