ISLAMABAD: Diamer-Bhasha Dam will generate 4,500MW of electricity besides ensuring water storage capacity of 8.1 million acre feet. An official said that Diamer-Bhasha Dam would help meet the country’s future power and agricultural requirements and help store floodwater in monsoon. He said that the construction of Diamer-Bhasha Dam, the third largest water reservoir in the country, would help resolve the energy crisis. The dam was the first major hydel power project after Mangla Dam, which was built in 1967. Replying to a question, he said the Diamer-Bhasha Dam would recover its cost in seven years. The dam will fulfil the requirements of all the four provinces. He said that a nationwide strategy has been devised to discourage the wastage of national water resources in the country.
Published in The Express Tribune, April 21st, 2012.
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