Chilas (Staff Report/Agencies): Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Wednesday it was a historic decision to construct Diamer Bhasha Dam and that will be the "third biggest dam in the history of Pakistan".
Addressing a public gathering after visiting the site of Diamer Bhasha Dam, PM khan said the country's leaders in the 90s, took the wrong decision to produce electricity from oil. He said Diamer-Bhasha Dam will generate low-cost environment friendly hydel power in the country. He said Pakistan has huge potential for hydel power, which needs to be tapped, adding that the government will also launch other hydel power projects.
The PM said Diamer-Bhasha Dam will change the fate of the people of Gilgit-Baltistan by creating employment opportunities for them. He said the tourism sector in the region will also get promoted with the implementation of the mega project.
Imran Khan said the PTI government is focused to uplift the living standard of the downtrodden. He said the government has enhanced budget of Gilgit-Baltistan with an aim to provide maximum facilities to the people of the region.
Earlier, the Prime Minister was briefed on Diamer Bhasha Dam project. Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa and DG ISI Lt. General Faiz Hameed were also present on the occasion.