ECNEC clears Diamer-Bhasha Dam, approves 474,000 million rupees for construction

ECNEC clears Diamer-Bhasha Dam, approves 474,000 million rupees for construction


ISLAMABAD
: The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) Tuesday approved various energy, poverty alleviation, railways and access to justice projects with specific costs.

The Diamer Basha Dam Project was approved at a total rationalised cost of Rs 474,000 million.The dam will have a 6.4 MAF live storage capacity and installed power capacity of 4,500 MW.

After completion, the project will increase national water storage capacity of Pakistan from 38 days to 45 days and will enhance life span on downstream reservoirs, including Tarbela Dam.

 

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