Our Correspondent Diamer
The government has so far acquired 32,073 acres of land for important Diamer Basha Dam project which is expected to be completed by April, 2029 and would meet growing water and power needs of the country. The acquired land is around 90 per cent of total required 35,924 acres of land for the project.
The official information revealed that total estimated cost of Diamer Basha Dam project is Rs 1406, 122 million which includes PC-I (acquisition of land & resettlement Rs 175,436 million, PC-I (Dam Part Rs. 479,686 million while cost for PC-I (Power Generation Facilities yet to be approved) is Rs 751,000 million.
Similarly, the amount spent by previous governments on the dam is Rs 86,685 million under acquisition of land & resettlement (AL&R) since 2009-10 while present government has spent Rs. 30273 million under AL&R and Rs 51555 million under dam part
The total amount of Rs 116,158 million has been spent under AL&R and Rs. 51,555 million under dam part.