CLARIFICATION: WAPDA says Diamer Bhasha Dam still top priority

A spokesperson says Wapda is executing Diamer Dam as a priority project.


Press Release July 05, 2013
WAPDA says it's working on the dam as a matter of high priority. PHOTO: FILE

LAHORE:


A spokesperson for the Water and Power Development Authority (Wapda) has refuted a news report published in The Express Tribune on July 5, 2013, wherein it was said that Wapda is paying more attention to the Dasu Hydropower Project, thereby putting the Diamer Bhasha Dam Project on the backburner.


The spokesperson has said that Wapda is executing the Diamer Bhasha Dam as a priority project, and Dasu has never been preferred to it. “Diamer Bhasha Dam is of vital importance, being a water storage project, and need not to be compared to Dasu, which is only a run-of-the-river hydropower project,” says a statement issued here.

The spokesperson also dismissed the claim that international donors had committed $9 billion for the Diamer Basha Dam, as reported in the news. He clarified that no such commitments were ever made.  

Published in The Express Tribune, July 6th, 2013.

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COMMENTS (3)

Affan | 8 years ago | Reply

my question who they buy it from

Khalai Lota | 8 years ago | Reply

@Affan Fertility and population density aren't really required to construct a dam.

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