Published On: Sat, Dec 28th, 2013
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Four hydro power projects in GB underway

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ISLAMABAD: Four hydro power schemes of 60 megawatt capacity are being constructed at a cost of more than 7267 million rupees in Gilgit Baltistan‚ under public sector development programs.

In an interview to a state-run radio on Friday‚ the Secretary water and power Ghulam Mehdi said that the ongoing projects would be completed by the end of 2015.

Responding to a question‚ he said that about 150 million rupees have been spent on these schemes.

The ongoing schemes after completion would help overcome electricity shortage in Gilgit Baltistan.