Gilgit-Baltistan:Satpara Dam with 17 MW power generation capacity will be ready in October 2011

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ISLAMABAD: Chief Minister, Gilgit-Baltistan, Syed Mehdi Shah has informed Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani that Satpara Dam with 17 MW power generation capacity will be ready in October this year as 97% civil work and installation of machinery had been completed.

He called on the Prime Minister Gilani on Wednesday at the PM House. During the meeting he expressed gratitude to the Prime Minister for giving Gilgit and Skardu big cities status, which would bring new phase of development in these cities at par with other big cities of the country.

The Chief Minister requested Prime Minister Gilani to inaugurate Satpara Dam when it is completed. The Prime Minister accepted his invitation. In addition to this he would also address the Legislative Assembly and preside over a meeting of the Gilgit-Baltistan cabinet.

On the occasion he also presented a cheque of Rs five million to Prime Minister Syed Yousaf Raza Gilani for the PM’s Flood Relief Fund.

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