Prime Minister Imran Khan has made this announcement through Twitter, saying that Mohmand Dam and Basha will contribute to the social-economic uplift of the region.
ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan announced construction of two water dams for Pakistan.
Taking to twitter, the Prime Minister shared a video of under-construction Mohmand Dam and wrote that Pakistan was going to have two big water reservoirs, Mohmand and Basha, after five decades.
After Mangla & Tarbela, five decades later Pakistan is going to have two big water dams, Mohmand and Basha. pic.twitter.com/lM8O5xewuW
— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) December 8, 2020
Mohmand Dam will produce 800 MW of hydroelectricity, irrigate over 16,000 acres of land and contribute heavily to the socio-economic uplift of the region.
In another tweet, the PM Office said: “The construction of Mohmand Dam, located on Swat River, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, is well underway. Once completed, the dam will generate 800 MW of hydroelectricity, irrigate over 16,000 acres of land and contribute heavily to the socio-economic uplift of the region,”.
For Diamer Basha Dam, millions of rupee were collected earlier after the former Chief Justice of Pakistan Saqib Nisar asked for funds.