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Govt, WAPDA making efforts for resumption of work on Dasu Dam

Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has reached China on Friday on a 2-day visit to discuss bilateral cooperation, including resumption of work on Dasu project.

ISLAMABAD: Chairman Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) retired Lt Gen Muzammil Hussain held an important meeting with the Chinese Ambassador Nong Rong and discussed the matters relating to the construction of the Dasu Dam.

“The matters relating to construction of Dasu hydropower project in the context of July 14 incident were discussed in detail,” said a statement issued by WAPDA.

The Chinese ambassador and the WAPDA Chairman expressed their resolve to restart construction activities on the project soon.

The Wapda chairman also had a meeting with the vice president and chief executive officer of China Gezhouba Group Corporation (CGGC) and discussed with them matters pertaining to ensuring a safe and more secure environment in the project area.

It is pertinent to mention that in the wake of the Dasu incident, the civil administration, Wapda and CGGC had decided with mutual consultation to suspend construction work on the project for a few days so that the matter could be reorganised and construction resumed in a more secure atmosphere.

Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has reached China on 2-day visit to discuss bilateral cooperation, including resumption of work on Dasu project.

The officials of the government and WAPDA are making hectic efforts for the resumption of work on Dasu Dam.

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