Pakistani Government Acquires Land for Long-Delayed Diamer Bhasha Dam

7 Mar 2016 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan
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The Pakistani government has procured land for the long-delayed Diamer Bhasha Dam project, using $1 billion USD of its own resources. Work on the project is expected to start by the end of this year, local media quoted an official source in the Ministry of Planning, Development and Reforms as saying.“After a decade, the country is expected to face acute shortage of water so in order to prevent food starvation, this project would be developed at any cost,” the source said.“After the Tarbella and Mangla dams, nothing was done for water storage and today Pakistan has 30-day capacity, and upon completion of the Diamer Bhasha it will reach 90-day,” the source added...

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