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Cheques distributed to landowners of Dasu power project

By Our Correspondent
March 29, 2020

MANSEHRA: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has given away cheques worth Rs525 million to people whose land has been acquired for 4,300 megawatts Dasu Hydropower Project.

“On completion, this mega energy project would meet the country’s electricity shortfall,” Deputy Commissioner Upper Kohistan Arif Khan Yousafzai told a ceremony at his office in Dasu on Saturday. The locals, whose land had been acquired for dam’s reservoirs in Kotgal and Largani areas, were given away cheques on the occasion. The deputy commissioner said that since people of Kohistan and those whose land had been acquired for the mega energy project were extending their support and cooperation to the district administration, the hydropower project was expected to be completed on time. “Both the federal and provincial governments are anxiously working to ensure speedy and timely completion of the mega energy project,” said Yousafzai. He said that it was not only an electricity project but would put Kohistan on way to development and prosperity as health facilities, colleges and educational institutions would also be constructed in the area.