LAHORE – In order to improve energy crisis of the country as soon as possible, the Chief Minister of Punjab Shahbaz Sharif said that his government was striving to step up work on small hydel projects.
Shahbaz Sharif was speaking to the Country Director of World Bank Rashid bin Masood on Saturday when he ensured him the commitment of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) led federal and Punjab government for improving the conditions of energy crisis.
Shahbaz also said that the federal government would soon start work on Wasu Dam, a project expecting the World Bank’s funding.
Shahbaz Sharif also admired the assistance of the World Bank in different sectors and urges him to do more such projects in Pakistan.
He said that a comprehensive mechanism as regards to small hydel projects would be prepared with the cooperation of World Bank. He also lauded World Bank assistance for the construction of a big Wasu Dam, estimated to cost over $ 4 billion.