Minister for Water and Power Khawaja Muhammad Asif says North Indus Cascade feasibilities is major leap towards tapping indigenous hydel resources.

He expressed these views in a meeting with Chinese high powered delegation led by Administrator National Energy Administration Nur Bekri in Islamabad on Tuesday.

The Minster said that it is a big achievement which will not only cater for electricity requirements of the country but also provide life line to the CPEC in the long run.

While underscoring the importance of tapping hydel potential of Pakistan, he said the Chinese expertise in the development of hydel projects can be best utilized by developing mega hydel projects on Indus River.

He said that the relations between Pakistan and China have reached new dimensions. He specially appreciated the close cooperation in the field of energy between the two countries.

Nur Bekri termed the two countries best neighbors, best friends and best brothers.

The Administrator NEA termed the meeting on Diamer Bhasha Dam as successful and expressed hope that the process will continue and both countries will further share their relevant data to proceed further in the case.

The Chinese delegation presented model of newly build first ever CPEC project, Sahiwal Coal Power plant to the Ministry for Water and Power.

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