Work on Gilgit Shandur to Chitral expressway project to be initiated next year: Governor GB

Gilgit Baltistan Governor, Raja Jalal Hussain Maqpoon says Federal Government is giving special attention to overcome energy shortage in Gilgit Baltistan.

In an interview with a TV channel, he said during his recent Gilgit visit, Prime Minister Imran Khan inaugurated Harpo 32 MW capacity and Shagarthng 26 MW capacity hydel power projects.

These projects after completion will help to eliminate power load shedding in Baltistan division.

He said the hydro-power production reduces manifold in winter due to low flow of water in streams, therefore people are facing long time load shedding.

Replying to a question, the Governor said work on Gilgit Shandur to Chitral expressway project would be initiated in next year.

The new road will help to promote tourism in Gilgit Baltistan and Khyber Pukhtoonkhwa.

Source: Radio Pakistan