Construction work on the pending and long-delayed 4500 megawatt Diamer-Bhasha Dam will start in the coming months. The process of land acquisition, resettlement of the local population, and financing of Diamer-Bhasha and Mohmand Dams were discussed in a meeting called by Chairman WAPDA Lt. Gen (R) Muzammil Husain. Diamer-Bhasha dam, inaugurated by Prime Minister Imran Khan in May will incur a total cost of Rs. 1,400 billion.
The initial construction of the reservoir will cost Rs. 474 billion. Out of Rs. 474 billion, the government will provide Rs. 232 billion while WAPDA will be responsible for the rest.
Source: Pro Pakistani
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