Construction of Diamer Bhasha Dam to start next year: Governor Gilgit-Baltistan

GILGIT: Governor Gilgit-Baltistan Mir Ghazanfar Ali Khan says work on the construction of Diamer Bhasha Dam project will start next year.


This he said in an exclusive interview with Radio Pakistan in Gilgit on Friday.

The Governor said acquisition of land for the dam is in progress and payment of land compensation to affected people would be completed shortly.

Referring to energy shortage in Gilgit-Baltistan, he said Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has approved 27 megawatt hydel power at Attabad Hunza which will help to reduce energy shortage in the area.

Governor said the region has great potential in tourism sector and government is focusing on its promotion.