Rs 248 bln being spent for different power projects

The government has allocated about two hundred and forty-eight (248) billion rupees for different power projects in the current budget to overcome energy shortages.


An official source informed that fifty-two billion rupees have been allocated for Stage One of the 2160-megawatt Dasu Hydro Power Project.

Similarly, twenty-one billion rupees have been earmarked for land acquisition and construction of the 4500-megawatt Diamer-Bhasha Dam.

Eleven billion rupees have also been allocated for the 969-megawatt Neelum-Jhelum Hydro Power Project while sixteen billion rupees each have been allocated for Tarbela IV Extension Hydro Project and up-gradation of Guddu Power Project.