AJK to earn Rs.10bn from hydro power generation


MUZAFFARABAD: AJK Prime Minister AJK, Farooq Haider Khan has said that region would earn Rs.10 billion annually from hydro-power generation after completion of ongoing hydro-electric power projects in the area.

AJK Prime Minister Raja Farooq Haider Khan

Addressing the oath taking ceremony of Bagh Press Club here Tuesday evening, he said government was putting state on the track OF progress and prosperity by developing power and tourism sectors.
He said a tourism corridor project was underway to develop best infrastructure facilities linking different district and tourism sites for which Rs. 6 billion would be provided by federal government. AJK PM mentioned that government was taking steps to improve governance in the region by transparent induction besides providing people basic amenities including infrastructure development.
Tourism Corridor
Meanwhile, Raja Farooq Haider Khan said on Monday that the construction of Tourism Corridor Project will bring a revolution in promotion of tourism in the state besides offering vast job opportunities to youth. Talking to Radio Pakistan , he said all the tourist resorts would be inter-linked and basic facilities ensured there for tourists. He said government is spending huge funds on up-gradation of roads to link districts and tehsils as well as develop infrastructure. AJK government with the help of Pakistan government was effectively working on education, infrastructure, health and tourism sectors. Measures have been taken to promote tourism sector as Kashmir is a beautiful valley with breathtaking scenes, he added.