Chairman WAPDA visits Dasu Project to express solidarity with Chinese firm

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Chairman WAPDA, Engr Lt Gen Sajjad Ghani (Retd), visited the Dasu Hydropower Project today to express solidarity with the Chinese engineers and workers who are serving on the project. He reached there in the wake of a terrorist attack near Besham in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, which killed five Chinese and a local person on their way to the Dasu Hydropower Project site from Islamabad the other day. China’s Ambassador to Pakistan, H.E. Mr. Jiang Zaidong, together with Chairman Ghani, spent time with the Chinese workforce at the project site.

At the Construction Camp of China Gezhouba Group Company (CGGC) – the Contractor of Dasu Hydropower Project – the Chairman, condemning the tragic incident, offered condolences on behalf of WAPDA over the loss of lives. “Our sympathies are with the bereaved families in this time of trial. The law enforcement agencies are vehemently investigating the terrorist incident, and we hope the culprits found involved in it will soon be brought to justice. WAPDA is in close coordination with the quarters concerned to further beef up the security arrangements in order to avoid such untoward incidents in the future,” he said.

Chairman WAPDA lauded the Chinese firms for their contribution to implementing projects – particularly those related to water and hydropower – crucial for Pakistan’s development. The leading Chinese firms are engaged in constructing several WAPDA projects, including Dasu, which are destined to provide much-needed water and low-cost energy for economic stability and social uplift in the country. “We are confident that such cowardly attacks by the enemies of Pak-China friendship are undoubtedly bound to fail in derailing the mutual cooperation meant for the stability and progress of Pakistan,” the Chairman further said.

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