A delegation of Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry led by Muhammad Ahmed Waheed President ICCI called on Chairman WAPDA Lt-Gen Muzammil Hussain (Retd) to discuss the situation of energy in the country. Chairman WAPDA briefed the delegation about the ongoing power projects and said that Pakistan is slowly trying to increase the share of hydropower in the total energy mix to ensure provision of low cost electricity. He also discussed the under construction hydropower projects including Keyal Khawar, Dasu, Khurram Tangi Dams.
While talking to the delegation he said that work on Diamer Bhasha dam is commencing on fast pace and new projects like Mohmad Dam, Bunji Dam and Tarbela 5th Extension are already in the pipeline and ready for construction. All these dams would be instrumental in generating cheap hydropower in the country which will reduce the cost of doing business and facilitate the growth of business activities.
Saif ur Rehman Khan Vice President ICCI, Malik Sohail Hussain former Senior Vice President ICCI and Chief Coordinator FPCCI UBG and Muhammad Aslam Khokhar were also part of the delegation.