Faisal Vawda, Federal Minister for Water Resources has directed that land acquisition for Dasu Hydropower Project must be completed quickly and resolved to remove all roadblocks impeding progress on the project.
The Federal Minister was chairing the 12th Steering Committee Meeting of Dasu Dam Hydropower Project today in Ministry of Water Resources. The Chief Minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mahmood Khan also attended the meeting.
Progress update on the project subsequent to the last meeting was shared with the steering committee.
Mr. Vawda directed the project team to speed up land acquisition for hydropower project and showed full support to remove all hurdles therein. He said that the building of dams is among the top priorities of the current government contrary to the last 50 years where no government took this matter seriously.
Dasu Hydropower project will have a total installed capacity of 4,320 Megawatts of electricity with 12 generating units and is among the priority projects under the National Water Policy.