Islamabad: Special Assistant to the Prime Minister (SAPM) on Information & Broadcasting General (retired) Asim Saleem Bajwa on Wednesday revealed that 19.5% of the developmental work on the Suki Kinari hydel power project had reached completion, a news source reported.
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Bajwa, who also serves as chairman of the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) Authority, said that the work on the project was in full swing. He added that the project development remained unaffected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Bajwa stated that that the project has helped create 4,250 job opportunities so far. He revealed that after its completion, the Suki Kinari hydel power project would help reduce electricity cost in the country, which was currently one of the top priorities of the incumbent government.
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The 874-MW Suki Kinari hydel power project is under development at the Kunhar River as part of the CPEC initiative with an investment worth USD 1.963 billion.