Lahore: Federal Minister for Water Resources Muhammad Faisal Vawda on Wednesday revealed that work on the Diamer Bhasha Dam project was progressing well despite the ongoing pandemic situation, a news source reported.
Vawda presided over a meeting held at the Water & Power Development Authority (WAPDA) House to review the implementation plan for the Diamer Bhasha Dam Mega Hydel Project. He issued orders to the project authorities, contractors, and consultants to adhere to the timelines planned for the venture.
During the meeting, WAPDA Chairman Muzammil Hussain revealed that following the contract signing, the contractors and machinery had been mobilized at the project site. He added that construction on the main dam would start soon.
Hussain assured the meeting that WAPDA was committed to completing the project within the specified timeframe. According to the details available, once completed, the Diamer Bhasha Dam would provide water for agriculture and low-cost hydel electricity — leading to economic development, along with mitigation of floods in Pakistan.