Islamabad: Prime Minister Imran Khan will visit the Diamer-Bhasha dam project today (Wednesday) to review construction activities.
The Special Assistant to the Prime Minister for Information and Broadcasting (SAPM) and the Chairman (Lieutenant General) of China Pakistan Economic Corridor Authority (Associate General) Asim Saleem Bajwa will accompany the Prime Minister for a visit.
Prime Minister Imran Khan will hear a briefing on the Diamer-Bhasha Dam. He will also be shown a special documentary about the Bhasha dam project and water efficiency.
The Diamer Bhasha Dam is an important project for Pakistan’s water, food and energy security. It is being built on the basis of the Indus River, 315 kilometers upstream of the Tabela Dam, 180 kilometers downstream of Gilgit and 40 kilometers downstream of the town of Chilas. The project is planned to be completed in 2028-29.
The project has three core objectives, namely agricultural water storage, flood reduction and Haider power generation. The dam’s total storage capacity is 8.1 million acre feet (MAF) and will irrigate another 1.23 million acres of land. The installed capacity of the project is 4,500 megawatts (MW) and will provide more than 18 billion units to the national grid each year.