DASU: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday said the construction of water reservoirs in the country was vital to meet the impending challenges of water shortage and power generation.
In his interaction with the workers including foreign engineers during his visit to the construction site of Dasu Dam, the prime minister expressed satisfaction over the pace of ongoing work and lauded their efforts towards completion of project.
The prime minister said completion of Dasu Dam would ensure cheap and clean electricity and would ease the burden on consumers.
Imran Khan said the project would usher in a new era of socio-economic development in the country. The Phase I of Dasu Dam will complete in 2025 and start supplying 2160 MW to the national grid.
After the completion of Phase II in 2029, the capacity of the dam will be increased to 4320 MW. Under Prime Minister Imran Khan’s vision of power sector reform and better use of the country’s water resources, the work at the Dasu Dam has been enhanced.
The purchase of land for the dam has been finalized and the construction of dam is continuing in compliance with the SOPs despite the coronavirus situation.