Worth Rs735m: Six development schemes approved for AJK

Kashmir Council Member Younas Mir welcomed the development schemes


Our Correspondent December 06, 2016
Labourers walk on a bridge near the newly inaugurated 450-megawatt hydropower project located at Baglihar Dam on the Chenab river which flows from Indian Kashmir into Pakistan, at Chanderkote, about 145 km (90 miles) north of Jammu October 10, 2008. PHOTO: REUTERS

MUZAFFARABAD: The board of the Neelum-Jhelum Hydropower Project (NJHP) on Tuesday approved six development schemes worth Rs735.11 million.

The approved schemes include water supply projects.

During a meeting of NJHP’s board of directors presided by the WAPDA Chairman Lieutenant General Muzamil Hussain, Rs150 million were earmarked for watershed management, Rs86.62 million for the Komikot water supply scheme, Rs29.31 for Chatter Klass water supply scheme, Rs263.80 million for the Muzaffarabad water treatment plant, Rs65 million for automation of environmental monitoring system and Rs140 million for the construction of Chattar Klass park.

Kashmir Council Member Younas Mir welcomed the development schemes.

“The decision would pave the way for the construction of the 1,100-megawatt run-of-the-river Kohala Hydropower Project, which would be constructed by China at a cost of $2.4 billion,” Mir stated.

Published in The Express Tribune, December 7th, 2016.

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