Karot hydropower project to add 720MW: PM told

KAROT: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi Friday visited the Karot Hydropower Project, being constructed on the Jhelum River to add 720 megawatt to national grid.

The project is the fourth among the five cascade hydropower projects being developed along the Jhelum River. During a briefing given to the prime minister by a representative of the Chinese firm, the prime minister was told that the project would be completed within 60 months.

Prime Minister Abbasi, who was accompanied by Minister for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb, said the government would extend all possible assistance to the contractor for successful execution of the project. He said it was the government’s top priority to meet the energy needs of the country. He expressed satisfaction over the pace of the construction work on the project and said the government would cooperate to cope with country’s energy requirements.

Published in Business Recorder, 5th May, 2018