ISLAMABAD : Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that the government is focused to provide clean and affordable energy to people, and Kohala Hydropower Project will largely contribute to this objective. The Prime Minister said this while addressing the signing ceremony of a tripartite agreement for 1124 MW Kohala Hydro Power Project, which was held here on Thursday. Welcoming the $2.4 billion investment project, the Prime Minister said the project will generate job opportunities in Azad Jammu and Kashmir. He said that electricity produced through imported fuel made electricity costly, besides negatively impacting the environment. Prime Minister Imran Khan, federal ministers, Chinese Ambassador Yao Jing and others witnessed the ceremony. Earlier, Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting, Lt Gen (retd) Asim Saleem Bajwa on Thursday in his tweet termed the day as historic as a huge power sector investment of US$2.4 billion is going to be materialized in one Independent Power Producer (IPP). “With Prime Minister Imran Khan’s clear direction to expedite the CPEC projects, all stake holders worked hard to bring this day,” Bajwa, who is also Chairman China Pakistan Corridor (CPEC) Authority, added.
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