Int’l investors’ conference on Bhasha Dam to be held in Washington in October

July 8, 2014 Off By Web Desk

Islamabad: Pakistan and USAID would co-host an international investors’ conference on Diamer Bhasha Dam in Washington in October this year.

This was stated by US Ambassador Richard G. Olson during his meeting with Finance Minister Ishaq Dar in Islamabad on Wednesday.

The Ambassador said the United States also considers Kurram Tangi Hydro Power Project as an important project which can benefit people of FATA.

Besides the US, Italy and Islamic Development Bank are also interested to finance the Project.

The Finance Minister said energy remains one of the highest priorities of the present government.

In this connection the government is working on fast track to utilize indigenous sources to reduce the dependence on imported and expensive sources.

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