Call to explore water resources

Weekly Bang-e-Sahar Saturday, April 26—-May 2, 2008
By Our Correspondent

GILGIT: By constructing thousands of megawatts of electricity at cheaper rate in various parts of Gilgit-Baltistan not only the problem of electrcity loadshedding can be overcome but also wide ranging socio-development opportunties can be opened in the region.
This was stated by by Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz Northern Areas chapter president and member Legislative Assembly Hafiz Hafizur Rehman while talking to party delegations from various parts of the region here.
He said the geographical features of Gilgit-Baltistan resembled with that of Norway which today earns billions of dollars’ foreign exchange by exporting electricity to other European countries and has become one of the welfare states of the world.
He said a feasibility report on construction of 30 MW electricity on River Gilgit at Hanzal had been prepared. He said his party wanted that work on the project should be started without delay because people of Gilgit-Baltistan had been facing power shortage for the last many years. He asked the government to invite the private sector to launch development projects in the area.


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