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PM to inaugurate Golen Gol powerhouse in Dec

ISLAMABAD: Presiding over a meeting at the Ministry of Water and Power in Islamabad, an adviser to the prime minister he said 108 MW Golen Gol hydropower project would bring a green revolution in the area, adding 400 acres of land would be irrigated from the project.

He directed WAPDA to complete laying of 200-kilometer-long transmission lines from GGHP Chitral to Chakiyatan and Chakddar by December this year so that the issue of unscheduled loadshedding and low voltage could be addressed in Malakand division.

He further directed WAPDA to expedite pace of work on Tarbella-IV extension project so that it could be complete by February 2018 and more electricity could be added in national grid. The adviser to PM asked WAPDA to accelerate acquisition of land for Bhasha project and payment of compensation to affected people.

He said PC-1 of Mohmand Dam project would soon be approved by Planning Commission and people of Peshawar, Charsadda and Nowshera would be benefit from it. Meanwhile, he issued directives relating to Kurram Tangi Dam phase-II, Gomal Zam project, Bhasha dam, Warsak, Kiyal-IV and directed to submit monthly update on these projects.

Secretary Water and Power, Member Water, Member Power, General Manager North and high officials of the ministry attended the meeting and briefed the Advisor to Prime Minister about progress and development on different projects in KP.

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