Work on 16MW hydropower project in Gilgit underway

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GILGIT: The construction work on 16-Megawatt (MW) hydropower project at Naltar area of Gilgit is in progress.

A spokesman of the power department said that the project will be completed by June 2020 at a cost of Rs2.90 billion.

Heavy Mechanical Complex, Taxila has awarded the contract of the project to Click, a Chinese firm.

The project is being completed under public sector development programme of the federal government to overcome electricity shortage in Gilgit-Baltistan.