Prime Minister Imran Khan stated that the government has decided to construct 10 dams to increase Pakistan’s water storage capacity, generate additional resources, and protect future generations.
The minister said at the opening of fifth extension of Tarbela Dam project that, “The Mohmand and Bhasha dams will be built by 2025 and 2028, respectively.”
“Jacobabad is known as the world’s warmest city and has the highest temperature,” the premier stated at a ceremony commemorating the occasion.
The prime minister used Jacobabad as an example, stating that it was necessary to develop energy that did not contribute to global warming. The extension project, according to the premier, will aid in the creation of clean electricity. “By 2030, the majority of electricity generated will be clean electricity.”
“Our focus,” he continued, “should be on making power from water, solar, or wind resources, rather than burning fossil fuels,” he stated.
PM Imran further stated that the move would assist extend the life of the Tarbela dam by flushing out sand and silt that has accumulated barely four miles from the dam. He also stressed the significance of completing the Dasu and Bhasha dams on time.
The Prime Minister lamented the fact that none of the previous governments had considered similar ideas. “They signed expensive electrical capacity payment contracts, causing the country to lose money.” He pointed out that the US may learn from China to make long-term goals for the next 20 to 30 years. But, he said, “This is the key to their success.”
Farrukh Habib, Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting, has previously stated on Twitter that they would finish the project by 2024. He also stated that the project would increase the electricity generation of dam capacity from 4,888 megawatts to 6,418 megawatts, increasing by 1,530 megawatts.
The Diamer Basha Dam, Dasu Hydropower, Mohmand Dam, Kurram Tangi Dam, Nai Gaj Dam, Sindh Barrage, Kachhi Canal, and K-IV water supplies are all in the works, according to Habib.
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