The construction of new dams and reservoirs is vital to meet the impending challenges of water shortage and power generation in Pakistan, the country’s Prime Minister Imran Khan has said.

During a visit to the construction site of Dasu Dam, the prime minister expressed satisfaction over the pace of ongoing work and lauded efforts towards completion of project. He said completion of Dasu Dam would ensure cheap and clean electricity and would ease the burden on consumers, while ushering in a new era of socio-economic development in the country.

Phase I of Dasu Dam will complete in 2025 when it will start supplying 2160MW to the national grid. After completion of Phase II in 2029, the capacity of the dam will be increased to 4320MW.

Under Prime Minister Imran Khan’s vision of power sector reform and better use of the country’s water resources, the work at the Dasu Dam has been enhanced. The purchase of land for the dam has been finalized and the construction of dam is continuing.