Prime Minister Imran Khan announced on Thursday that the government had decided to build 10 dams, to enhance Pakistan’s water storage capacity, create more resources and protecting future generations in the process.
“The Mohmand and Bhasha dams will be constructed by years 2025 and 2028, respectively,” the stated at the inauguration of the fifth extension project of Tarbela Dam.
“Jacobabad has been noted to be world’s warmest city and has the highest temperature,” the premier said while addressing a ceremony on the occasion.
Citing Jacobabad’s example, the prime minister stated that this was the reason why there was a need for creating power that does not escalate the current level of global warming.
According to the premier, the extension project will help create clean electricity. “By year 2030, most of the electricity produced will be clean electricity.”
“Our focus,” he added, “should be on creating power from water, solar or wind resources, and avoiding to create these through burning fossil fuels,” he maintained.
PM Imran further said that the step will also extend Tarbela dam’s life as the project will help flush out sediment and silt that is now just four miles away from the dam.
For the same reason, he added, it is important to construct the Dasu and Bhasha dams on time.