Construction Begins In Pakistan On The World's Highest Dam


Pakistani Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani has inaugurated construction of the country’s Diamer-Bhasha dam, the world’s highest, calling it the “lifeline” of Pakistan.

The $12 billion facility is located in the mountains between Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Gilgit-Baltistan provinces on the upper reaches of the Indus River. Gilani told the assembled guests that the Diamer-Bhasha dam would generate 4,500 megawatts of electricity and store over 8 million acres of water to meet country's growing power and

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