66000 kanals land acquires for Diamer-Bhasha Dam

PESHAWAR: Sixty six thousand kanals land has been acquired for the construction of Diamer-Bhasha Dam.


WAPDA sources told Radio Pakistan that owners of the land have been paid forty five billion rupees.

The dam will be completed at a cost of fourteen billion dollars by 2020 and it will generate four thousand five hundred megawatt electricity.

The sources said widening of Karakoram Highway is in progress so that heavy machinery could be shifted to site of the dam.