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Continuance of work on the Dasu dam site

Continuance of work on the Dasu dam site

‘Continuance of work on the Dasu dam site’. Zhao Lijian, a spokesman for the Chinese Foreign Ministry, said that media reports that the Chinese contractor had left the Dasu dam project site were not true.

On Thursday, Zhao told the International Press Center (IPC) that he didn’t know if the contractor had set any rules for restarting work on the dam site.

That situation you talked about isn’t one I’ve heard of. Dasu hydropower project: “As far as I know, it’s back up and running.”

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In July, ten Chinese and four Pakistani nationals were killed in a terrorist attack on the dam site. Another 28 people were hurt. He said that the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) was moving forward even though a strong wind was coming from the virus.

People who say there has been a slowdown in work on CPEC, which is part of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), don’t believe him.

Mr. Zhao said that CPEC was based on the idea of joint consultation and making a contribution for the benefit of everyone. In the last few days, the president of Pakistan, Dr Arif Alvi, Prime Minister Imran Khan, and some media have all said good things about the CPEC flagship project’s progress.

A spokesperson said it took a lot of money to build the train, and the authorities who were involved were talking about it.

He said “pure disinformation” had been spread about the CPEC project in the past three and a half years. ‘Work on the Dasu dam site is still going on.’

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Dasu Dam project is proving difficult for a Chinese contractor to resume work

Dasu Dam project is proving difficult for a Chinese contractor to resume work

In Islamabad between the Water and Power Development Authority and China’s Gezhouba Group Company on the resumption of work on the Dasu dam project is proving difficult for a Chinese contractor.

During the discussions, the Chinese ambassador was present.
The Wapda team was led by retired Lt-General Muzammil Hussain, the chairman of the Wapda.

Following the killing of 13 people, including nine Chinese contractor , in a bus blast on July 13, work on the World Bank-funded energy project halted. The talks were postponed last week, were held in Chinese ambassador Nong Rong, Pakistani negotiators informed. Still, the Chinese corporation remained hesitant to resume work on the project for security and other reasons.

Wapda talks were inconclusive.
According to the source, the Wapda chairman told the Chinese company’s officials and ambassador about the deployment of Pakistan Army forces in Upper and Lower Kohistan and Kolai-Palas districts. He added Chinese nationals would be escorted to work and various camps along the Karakoram Highway by Pakistan Army units stationed in the Kohistan area.

According to the source, the two sides also discussed the Chinese agencies’ and counter-terrorism department’s progress on the bus blast investigation.

According to him, the Chinese government expressed gratitude to Pakistan for providing facilities and necessary protection to Chinese nationals working on the Dasu dam and other projects in the Hazara division as part of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor plan.

According to the source, the joint military-civilian bus blast investigation is nearly complete, collecting “significant evidence” of the perpetrators. Meanwhile, after a week in the Upper Kohistan district, a World Bank team returned to Islamabad.

It held meetings with representatives from the Chinese company and the district government to discuss the Dasu power project. In addition, it worked to ensure the safety of both local and international workers.

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