Islamabad, December 31, 2012 (PPI-OT): Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf has stressed on the need to devote all energies for early completion of Neelum-Jhelum Hydel Project.
The Prime Minister made the observation during a high level meeting held at the PM’s House this morning to review the progress of work on the project.
The meeting was attended by Dr. Abdul Hafeez Shaikh, Federal Minister for Finance, Chaudhry Ahmed Mukhtar, Federal Minister for Water and Power, Dr. Nadeem ul Haq, Deputy Chairman Planning Commission and other senior officials.
The Chairman Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) Syed Raghib Abbas informed the meeting that 42% of the work on the tunnel has been completed so far and the project is expected to be completed by 2016.
The Prime Minister said that Neelum-Jhelum Hydro Electric Project is a strategic project of immense importance and the government will ensure that it is completed at every cost.
The Prime Minister constituted an Oversight Committee comprising Secretaries Finance, Planning, Economic Affair Division, Special Secretary Water and Power, Chairman WAPDA and Member Finance WAPDA to give suggestions to remove bottlenecks, if any, so that the work on the project continues without any interruption.
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