Construction of Bhasha Dam crucial, says Zardari

Bhasha Dam
Construction of Bhasha Dam crucial, says Zardari

President Asif Ali Zardari has said that construction Diamir Bhasha Dam was crucial for the country.

President Asif Ali Zardari on Monday chaired a meeting at Aiwan-e-Sadr, to review current energy situation and the progress made so far on various initiatives undertaken by the government to overcome the power and gas shortage in the country.The meeting reviewed progress on Construction of Diamir Bhasha Dam and the efforts being made to garner finances for this important project.

The President said that construction of water reservoirs especially Diamir Bhasha Dam was crucial for the country to enhance its water storage capacity, which he said would help ensure food security and enhance agricultural productivity.

The President said that early completion of Diamer-Bhasha Dam would help ease water and energy problems of the country in view of its huge storage capacity and power generation to the tune of 4500 mega watt and urged for taking all possible steps to ensure timely completion of the multi propose project.Advisor to PM on Petroleum, Dr. Asim Hussain briefed the meeting about the availability of gas and fuel for the power generation, progress on import of LNG and LPG and the Winter Gas Plan. – Dunyanews