ISLAMABAD: Chairman China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) Authority and Special Assistant to PM on Information Asim Saleem Bajwa yesterday hailed the announcement related to beginning of Diamer Bhasha Dam’s construction as historic.
Bajwa said that the project will prove beneficial for generations to come after completion. SAPM Bajwa said that the announcement will also boost the economy in various way and is a positive sign for the future of the country.
He entailed that the dam upon completion will produce 4500 megawatts of electricity and since the first day of construction till completion and onwards, 16500 people will work on the project and find a mean of earning money.
Bajwa also said that the project will help irrigate hundreds of thousands of acres of land in Pakistan which will help Pakistan with his agricultural needs. In conclusion SAPM Asim Saleem Bajwa said that the project will also take off burden from Tarbela dam and increase its lifespan by at least 35 years.