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ADB team calls on water and power minister

A delegation of Asian Development Bank (ADB), headed by Klaus Gerhaeusser, Director General, Central West Asia Department called on the Federal Minister for Water and Power, Chaudhry Ahmad Mukhtar here on Thursday. The minister briefed the delegation on the current power scenario and the steps being taken by the government to resolve the energy crises. The minister also told them about the power sector reforms and the proposed plan for improvement in the power sector. He also thanked ADB for its cooperation in the power sector and discussed financial and technical assistance for mega water and power sector projects like Basha dam. The delegation was also informed the current status of land acquisition and compensation package for the affected settlers. The ADB delegation assured to support the mega water sector projects including Basha dam and stated that as Pakistan attaches high priority to the Basha dam project, it is also very important for the bank.

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