157 MW Patrind Hydropower project completion status

157 MW Patrind Hydropower project completion status

MIRPUR (AJK) (APP): The under construction 147 Mega Watt (MW) Patrind Hydro Power Project would help meet the power needs of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) which required a total of 350 MW electricity.

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Raja Nisar Ahmed Khan Minister for Electricity, talking to a delegation said since the AJK government has focused special attention to utilize all possible natural resources for enhancing the power generating capacity in the state.

He underlined that various under-construction hydel power projects in various parts of AJK will add more power to national grid solving the energy crises in Pakistan to greater extent.

He said the Government of Pakistan has principally agreed to provide due royalty of the AJK-based hydel power projects, water user charges and other due levies to the AJK government against the projects operating in Azad Jammu Kashmir.

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The minister said the greater China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) will also benefit various parts of AJK including the capital city of Muzaffarabad, Mirpur and Bhimbher.

"Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif will soon give a good news to the people of AJK regarding the upcoming fruits of the CPEC", the minister added.