MIRPUR: Brisk preparations have begun to launch the construction work on the private-sector 1,124 MW Kohala Hydro Power project in Muzaffarabad district of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) in the near future, official sources said.
This was disclosed at a high level meeting of the AJK government held Tuesday with Power Development Organisation Secretary Fayyaz Ali Abbasi, in the chair.
The meeting was attended among others by Kohala Hydropower Company CEO Zhang Jun and his associates.
“The 1,124 MW Kohala Hydro Power project will go a long way in the energy production sector in the country besides bringing economic bounty to the people of Pakistan and Kashmir,” Abbasi said.
Ground breaking of the project is likely to be executed in the near future. Construction work on the project will be completed in next five to six years, the meeting was informed.
Prominent among those who attended the meeting included Muzaffarabad Commissioner Muhammad Tayyeb Chaudhry, Muzaffarabad DC Tehzeebun Nisa and Neelum Valley DC Hameed Kiyani, AJK Private Power Cell DG Naveed Gilani and Director Amjad Qureshi.
Published in The Express Tribune, February 9th, 2017.