China, Pakistan to strengthen cooperation in water, hydropower projects
by Pervaiz Mughal
ISLAMABAD, Feb. 10 (Gwadar Pro) – Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan Nong Rong met with the Pakistan Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) Chairman Lt Gen Muzammil Hussain (Retd).
They discussed matters related to the Chinese cooperation for WAPDA in construction of water and hydropower projects.
WAPDA Chairman expressed the gratitude for Chinese assistance in completion of WAPDA Projects. He said that Chinese construction firms have been working on a number of WAPDA projects including super mega Diamer Basha Dam, Mohmand Dam and Dasu Hydropower Project.
Underlining significance of these projects for sustained economic development, poverty alleviation and social uplift in Pakistan, the Chairman hoped that the Chinese construction firms would complete these projects on time and in accordance with the laid down standards.
He said that WAPDA highly values the Chinese support for its projects, adding that the level of cooperation between WAPDA and the Chinese institutions will be further enhanced in the days to the future.
The Chinese Ambassador appreciated the efforts made by WAPDA for implementation of its projects to cope with water and electricity needs in Pakistan. He said that Chinese institutions will continue working with WAPDA in water and hydropower sectors.