ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister (PM) Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif on Sunday visited Diamer-Bhasha Dam site to review its construction.
Given the national importance of this mega project, the Prime Minister decided to visit the site despite Sunday being considered a statutory holiday.
The chairman of WAPDA has retired and Lieutenant General Muzammil Hussain briefed the Prime Minister on the ongoing construction work.
The Prime Minister was accompanied by National Assembly (NA) members Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, Khawaja Asif and Pakistan Muslim Lewgue-Nawaz (PML-N) spokesman Marriyum Aurangzeb, National Assembly (MNA) member.
Subsequently, the Prime Minister also plans to conduct aerial reviews of the Karakoram Highway, the 3MW Thuk Power Project and the Chilas Cadet Academy.
While addressing the ceremony during his visit to the construction site of the dam in Gilgit-Baltistan, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif said that Diamer-Bhasha Dam is a vital project for power generation, water storage, creating job opportunities and further strengthening economy.
He expressed these views The Prime Minister reviewed the ongoing work on the dam and talked to the workers.
He asked the Chief Secretary and Chairman WAPDA to finalize proposal for 300-bed hospital within one week.
The Prime Minister asked the team to expedite work to complete this project till 2026 instead of 2029.
The Prime Minister expressed satisfaction with the speed and standard of construction work and said economic activity across the region would be accelerated.