Fri. Sep 20th, 2019

Gilgit Baltistan has over 90,000 MW hydropower potential, Chief Minister

GILGIT (PR): The Applied Technologies Institute (ATINs) of NLC hosted a three-day national workshop on hydropower potential in Gilgit-Baltistan at Karakoram International University. Over 100 participants attended the event being held from July 4-6, 2019.

Chief Minister Gilgit Baltistan Hafiz Hafeez ur Rehman, who was chief guest of the inaugural session, said that over 80,000 MW of hydel power potential exists in Gilgit-Baltistan. He said transmission lines have been not yet installed in GB to transfer the power to national grid.
The Director of ATINs NLC Col (r) Tassadaq Rasheed highlighted the role of ATINs in imparting technical training in the country, especially in GB. He informed that ATINs Gilgit will start short courses in hydropower technician and fruit processing soon.

Brig Muhammad Iqbal SI (M), Director NLC GB was the Chief Guest of the closing ceremony.

He highlighted the importance of technical education for local community to address the increasing unemployment. He also spoke about the contribution of NLC through different developmental projects in GB. He said NLC will start new campuses in Diamer and Skardu for imparting technical skills to youth across GB .

Col (r) Tassadaq Rasheed; Lt Col (r) Rashid Iqbal, Principal ATIN Gilgit; Yawar Hussain, Secretary Water &Power, Shahjahan Mirza, MD PPIB and Coordinator TEVTA also highlighted the importance of hydropower & technical education in addressing unemployment.

The Chief Guest distributed certificates among participants and presented shield to Vice Chancellor KIU Dr Atta Ullah Shah.

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