Islamabad (December 20, 2018): Germany and China have shown keen interest in investing in hydropower project of Mohmand dam.
German Ambassador Martin Kobler and representatives of Chinese Embassy called on Minister for Water Resources Faisal Vawda in Islamabad, and expressed the desire of their respective countries to invest in the hydropower project.
Earlier on December 19 (Yesterday) Federal Water Resources Minister Faisal Vawda announced that Prime Minister Imran Khan will lay the foundation stone of the Mohmand dam in the first week of January.
The dam will produce 800 megawatts of electricity and 17,000 acres of land will be irrigated, Minister added.
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Meanwhile, Chairman Water and Power Development Authority Muzzamil Hussain said that the dam will be completed in less than five years.
Within the next five to six months, work will begin on Diamer-Bhasha dam, said Hussain.
In July, the Supreme Court of Pakistan ordered the immediate construction of Bhasha and Mohmand dams.The SC under Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar heard a case related to scarcity of water and construction of new dams.
In the court order, it was said that the water resources were pertinent not only for human lives but for the country’s stability.