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PM kicks off mega construction work at Diamer-Bhasha Dam

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ISLAMABAD, Jul 15 (APP):Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday kicked off the mega construction work at Diamer-Bhasha Dam at River Indus near Chilas, that will produce 4,500 inexpensive and green hydel power.The 272-metre high, having capacity of 6.4 million acre feet water reservoir, will be the country’s third big dam after Tarbela and Mangla dams.

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PM to visit Diamer Basha Dam next week to review construction work

July 11, 2020: Prime Minister Imran Khan will visit strategically important Diamer Basha Dam Project next week to review construction activities, as work on the project has commenced in the wake of swift mobilization of the Contractor to the site.

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HIGHEST EVER HYDEL GENERATION IN A FISCAL YEAR WAPDA PROVIDES 37.4 BILLION UNITS TO NATIONAL GRID IN FY 2019-20 6.23 BILLION MORE UNITS THAN 2018-19; RS. 87.22 BILLION SAVED

June 30, 2020: The outgoing year 2019-20 proved to be a historic for hydel power generation in Pakistan, as WAPDA provided highest ever number of hydel electricity i.e. 37.4 billion units to the National Grid. Previous record of hydel generation in a fiscal year was 33.15 billion units that was set way back in 2015-16. The surged hydel generation in 2019-20 not only helped the country overcome power shortages but also stabilize the power tariff.

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MoU signed between WAPDA, GB Scouts:

*GB Scouts Wing raised for Diamer Basha Dam Project security*

*June 29, 2020*: In a major development, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed today between the Pakistan Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) and Gilgit Baltistan (GB) Scouts for raising a GB Scouts Wing for security of Diamer Basha Dam Project.

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Diamer Basha Dam gains momentum, as WAPDA Chairman visits project

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June 28, 2020: As the mobilization and preparation of the works on strategically important Diamer Basha Dam Project are gaining momentum, the Pakistan Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) Chairman Lt Gen Muzammil Hussain (Retd) visited the project with a view to witness preparatory works, infrastructure development in the project area and most importantly further accelerate shifting of huge machinery and other equipment to the site.

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