Work on Dasu mission to renew in levels beginning Oct 25: Chinese agency

A board showing the site of Dasu Hydro Power Project. — APP/File
A board displaying the positioning of Dasu Hydro Power Project. — APP/File

The Chinese agency engaged on the Dasu hydropower mission has introduced it’s resuming development work that had been halted attributable to “security concerns”, Geo News reported on Sunday.

According to a press release by China Gezhouba Group Company (CGGC), phase-wise resumption of labor will start on October 25.

All the Chinese engineers and foreigners engaged on the mission visited the Dasu dam web site.

The Chinese agency instructed all Pakistani employees engaged on the mission to be ready to report again to work. It mentioned that every one employees shall be notified of the choice to renew work by way of phone.

Instructions have additionally been issued to the Chinese firm workers to carry COVID check outcomes and their vaccination information with them.

The firm had stopped work on the mission, being carried out in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Kohistan district, after at the least 12 folks, together with 9 Chinese employees, have been killed on July 14 when a bus carrying them fell right into a ravine following an explosion attributable to a suicide assault.

In the wake of the incident, the civil administration, Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA), and CGGC determined with mutual session to droop development work on the mission for just a few days so some operational points will be re-organsied and development work resumes in a safer environment.

Since then, WAPDA had been in shut coordination with the CGGC high-ups and it was anticipated that the CGGC will restart development actions on the mission in just a few days.

A press release issued by WAPDA later in July mentioned that the Chinese firm engaged on the Dasu mission had withdrawn the discover terminating Pakistani workers.

Then Foreign Office spokesperson Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri, in a press release responding to media queries, mentioned: “The Chinese construction company […] through its latest notification has declared its earlier notice, about contract termination of employment of Pakistani personnel working on Dasu Hydropower Project, null and void.”

The Chinese firm, in keeping with Geo News, has now acknowledged that WAPDA has considerably improved safety for the mission.


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