According to Chairman WAPDA Lt. Gen Muzammil Hussain (Retd), “With the support of the Federal and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa governments, the construction work on Dasu Hydropower Project is gaining momentum. It will start electricity generation in second half of the year 2024, while all six units of the Stage-I, with cumulative generation capacity of 2160 MW, will be completed by early 2025”. Dasu Hydropower Project is being constructed on River Indus upstream of Dasu town. He was on a visit to the project. General Manager (Land Acquisition and Resettlement), General Manager and Project Director (Dasu Hydropower Project) and representatives of the consultants and contractors were also there. Mr. chairman reviewed construction activities at main access tunnel leading to the power house, the two diversion tunnels, project offices and colony. The project management briefed the Chairman about the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government that the district administration has assured to complete the process of land acquisition by June this year. The 4320-MW Dasu is a vital hydropower project not only for the country but also for KPK that will stabilize the economy of Pakistan by generating low-cost hydel electricity. WAPDA is implementing the project in two stages – each stage having a generation capacity of 2160 MW. On completion, Stage-I of the project will contribute more than 12 billion units of electricity per annum to the National Grid. The Stage-II, after its completion, will also provide another 9 billion units to the system every year. Apart from main civil works of Stage-I, the construction work on seven different contracts relating to infrastructure, i.e. right bank access roads, relocation of Karakoram Highway, construction of 132 KV transmission line and grid station to provide electricity from Duber Khwar Hydel Power Station to the site for implementing the project and adjacent areas, project colony and resettlement works is also in progress.