Saturday, October 8, 2011

Diamer-Bhasha dam , Pakistan’s biggest hydro-electric power project

 Diamir-Bhasha dam , the project is estimated to cost $12 billion and generate 4,500MW of electricity. The govt took it to the inter-provincial Council of Common Interests and got  approval and now its foundation-stone would be laid on Oct 18 , 2011.
The dam’s generation capacity will surpass the country’s present highest of over 3,400MW from Tarbela Dam. Tarbela is losing its storage its storage capacity due to silting so an other big dam was also a need of the hour for both electricity generation and irrigation.

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