Work on SK hydropower project in full swing: Asim

Staff Reporter

China-Pakistan Economic Corridor Authority Chairman Lt Gen (retd) Asim Saleem Bajwa has said that work on Suki Kinari hydropower project is in full swing.

In a tweet, Bajwa said the Suki Kinari hydropower project will generate 884 MW of electricity. He said that $1.9 billion are being invested in the Suki Kanari hydropower project and 66 percent of work on the project has been completed.

A week earlier, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Inspector General of Police Moazzam Jah Ansari visited the Suki Kinari Hydropower project site near Naran in Mansehra district, and assured that all possible measures would be taken to protect the Chinese engineers from any threat.

The IGP met with army officers and Chinese officials. The project officials briefed him about the arrangements taken to protect the project and the workers from any terrorist attack.

The IGP reiterated the government’s pledge to provide foolproof security to Chinese citizens living in Pakistan.

The IGP also met with the Pak Army officers stationed at the project.
The army’s commanding officer briefed the IGP about the progress on the power project and its security.

The IGP directed the police officers to remain in close contact with the Chinese to resolve their security-related issues.

The IGP also directed to install more CCTV cameras at project site and to supervise all routes leading to it with help of drone cameras.

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