Problem of electricity shortage to be overcome soon: GB Governor

Gilgit-Baltistan

Governor Gilgit-Baltistan Mir Ghazanfar Ali Sunday said that problem of the shortage of electricity in Hunza District would be end after the completion of mega Hydle Power Project at Atta Abbad. He said with the power shortage, it also affected the tourism sector as well and now approval has been given for the Atta Abad Hydle Power Project that brings prosperity in the area besides help improving the overall live standard of the people of Gilgit-Baltisan.
This he said soon after attending the briefing during his visit to Masgar Power Project. The Governor was also accompanied with Member Legislative Aseembly Rani Atiqa Ghazanfar. XEN Sher Abbas while briefing the governor about Masgar Power Project is nearing to completion and from October 5, the Power Project will start electricity to upper Hunza. He said work is continued on laying of transmission line between Masgar Gala Nadarchi to Ali Abad Hunza.
Soon after the completion of the transmission line the Masgar Power Project would start electricity to central part of Hunza as well, the XEN Sher Abbas added. He informed the Governor that after such project, the load shedding would reach to a minimum level. It would certainly bring a new era to Gilgit-Baltistan after the completion of all ongoing power project, the Governor GB was quoted as saying.
The Governor on this occasion directed the Works Department to complete the ongoing work on early basis on Masgar road melting so that to ensure good facilities to the people. The Governor also met with the laborers working on the ongoing projects and appreciated their dedication and commitment.—APP

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