TARBELA GHAZI, (MANEND NEWS): Prime Minister Imran Khan says
the government has planned to construct 10 new dams in 10 years to
generate clean energy and address water scarcity issue.
Addressing the ground breaking ceremony of Tarbela Dam’s fifth
extension hydropower project on Thursday, PM Imran Khan said the
tunnel will increase the life of the dam besides producing clean energy.
The Prime Minister said the government has been making efforts to
significantly enhance the share of clean energy by 2030.
He said global warming is causing many problems, including flooding.
The dams will protect the country from the effects of global warming.
He said if we preserve the water of glaciers, we can provide water to
our farmers throughout the year.
Imran Khan said Mohmand Dam and Bhasha dams will be completed in
2025 and 2028 respectively that will help protect the future
generations. He said these dams will also contribute to long life of
The Prime Minister said a decision to construct Bhasha Dam was made
in 1984, but it could not be materialized, and the country had to
suffer. He said the previous governments signed contracts for costly
power production, which added burden to people.