Con­struc­tion of Di­amir Bhasha dam gov­ern­ment’s pri­or­ity: Ah­san

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ISLAMABAD: Min­is­ter for Plan­ning and Devel­op­ment, and In­te­rior Ah­san Iqbal Tues­day stressed that the gov­ern­ment was highly pri­ori­tis­ing con­struc­tion of Di­amer Bhasha and Mah­mand Dams to en­sure sta­ble sup­ply of en­ergy and food se­cu­rity.

Min­is­ter Iqbal noted that gov­ern­ment was also work­ing re­lent­lessly to con­struct Dasu Dam and many other hy­del power projects.

He was talk­ing to Mr. Xiang, Pres­i­dent China Gezhouba Group In­ter­na­tional En­gi­neer­ing who called on him here to ap­prise about their progress on projects un­der China Pak­istan Eco­nomic Cor­ri­dor (CPEC).

Min­is­ter Iqbal en­cour­aged the del­e­ga­tion for faster com­ple­tion and pur- sue other po­ten­tial in­vest­ments in en­ergy and in­fras­truc­ture sec­tor of Pak­istan.

He ap­pre­ci­ated Chi­nese gov­ern­ment and pri­vate sec­tor for stand­ing with Pak­istan so­cioe­co­nom­i­cally in dif­fi­cult times.

He noted that gov­ern­ment was com­mit­ted to cre­ate and pro­vide a busi­ness friendly en­vi­ron­ment to fa­cil­i­tate in­vestors. CPEC has started con­tribut­ing to­wards en­ergy se­cu­rity of Pak­istan. Projects are be­ing com­pleted in record time.

The Min­is­ter noted that NDRC, China sug­gested a panel of 3 re­puted com­pa­nies for CPEC projects.The low­est bid­der gets the project. It is a very trans­par­ent process. Iqbal stated that gov­ern­ment viewed in­dus­trial zones as im­por­tant el­e­ment of CPEC. Th­ese zones will help mak­ing in­dus­tri­al­i­sa­tion process faster in the coun­try.

ISLAMABAD: Mr. Xiang, Pres­i­dent China Gezhouba Group In­ter­na­tional En­gi­neer­ing called on Min­is­ter In­te­rior, Plan­ning, Devel­op­ment & Re­form Mr. Ah­san Iqbal.

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