PM emphasizes urgency of building Diamer Bhasha, Mohmand dams; may supervise project himself

APP67-10 ISLAMABAD: September 10 - Chairman WAPDA Lt. Gen (Retd) Muzammil Hussain called on Prime Minister Imran Khan at PM Office. APP


ISLAMABAD, Sep 10 (APP):Prime Minister Imran Khan emphasizing the urgency of building Diamer Bhasha and Mohmand dams on Monday said given the urgency he might supervise the dams project himself.
He said this during a meeting with Chairman Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) Lt Gen (R) Muzammil Hussain here at the PM Office.
“Met Chairman Wapda today & emphasised urgency of building the Diamer Bhasha & Mohmand dams. I may supervise dams project myself, given the urgency,” the Prime Minister said in a tweet posted on his Twitter handle.
He pointed out that Pakistan had a total water outflow of 145 million acre feet, of which 80% was in three months and only 20% was in rest of the nine months (of the year).
In a subsequent tweet, the Prime Minister said Pakistan had only 185 dams – and only 2 large ones, in contrast India had 5,000 dams and China had 84,000 dams including 4,000 large ones. “We need to avert the looming water crisis confronting Pakistan,” the prime minister maintained.