Prime Minister Imran Khan kicks off construction work at Diamer-Bhasha Dam mega project on Wednesday.
In a tweet, Chairman CPEC Authority Lt. General (retired) Asim Saleem Bajwa said the dam, a water reservoir of 6.4 million acre feet, will add 1.2 million acres feet water for agriculture.
He said the mega project will generate 4500 megawatts of cheaper and greener hydel power.
Asim Saleem Bajwa said the project will also create 16000 jobs besides giving a boost to power, steel, cement and construction industries.
Mobilisation for Diamer Bhasha:Historic milestone as PM kicks off mega construction work at Diamer Bhasha Dam today.6.4 MAF Water reservoir,will add 1.2 M acres for agriculture,4500 MW cheaper,greener Hydel power, steel/cement/construction boost,16000 jobs.#pakistanmakingprogress pic.twitter.com/4moytVC2tp
— Asim Saleem Bajwa (@AsimSBajwa) July 15, 2020