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Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi and Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan Nong Rong visited the Combined Military Hospital (CMH) Rawalpindi on Sunday.

The foreign minister inquired after well-being of Chinese nationals injured in Dasu incident and wished them speedy recovery and assured them of all-out support and medical care.

Ambassador Nong Rong said that China and Pakistan will continue to cooperate more closely to face any challenges together.

Earlier on arrival, Major General Muhammad Aleem, Commandant CMH, apprised visiting dignitaries about medical care being provided to the injured.

Meanwhile, the Foreign Office spokesman Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri said that the Chinese company has restored the employment contract of Pakistani personnel working on Dasu Hydropower Project.

In a statement, he said China Gezhouba Group Corporation 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 spokesman said that both Pakistan and China remain committed to timely completion of Dasu Hydropower Project and other projects being undertaken with Chinese cooperation.




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‘China to speed up work on Dasu Dam’

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July 24, 2021

JHELUM: Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain announced on Thursday that the investigation into the Dasu incident had entered into the second phase, adding that forces planning to subvert the CPEC were behind the Dasu incident.

Talking to media, Chaudhry Fawad said that enemies of Pakistan, who wanted to create misunderstandings between Pakistan and China, had failed in their nefarious design as China had announced to speed up work on Dasu Dam.

Fawad added, “Pakistan was grateful to the Chinese government and people for their support in every possible way .”Deliberating on Pak-Afghan relationship, he said that the recent statement of the Afghan vice president was very unfortunate, adding, “The Afghan government wants to put the burden of its failures on Pakistan.” He said that Pakistan had always stood by Afghanistan, adding that Afghan Vice President Amr Saleh's family did not even live in Afghanistan.

He asserted that the relationships between the people of Pakistan and Afghanistan were very strong. The negative statements of some disillusioned Afghan political leaders had no value, said the information minister, adding that the problems of Afghanistan could only be addressed by the Afghan people and Pakistan could only cooperate in the process.
 

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Wapda hopeful about early start of Dasu project work

The Newspaper's Correspondent
August 5, 2021


MANSEHRA: The Water and Power Development Authority has decided to involve the Chinese ambassador to convince the Gezhouba Group Company for the resumption of work on the Dasu hydropower project.

The execution of the 4,320 megawatts project in Upper Kohistan district came to a halt after a bus explosion left 13people, including nine Chinese workers, dead in Dasu area on July 14.

A member of the Wapda team holding talks with the Chinese company told Dawn on Wednesday that ambassador of China Nong Rong would attend the next week’s meeting.

“We are optimistic that work on Dasu dam will recommence on Aug 14,” he said.

Official says Chinese envoy will be engaged for purpose
The official said the federal government had addressed the Chinese company’s concern about the workers’ safety by deploying the Pakistan Army’s two platoons in Upper Kohistan, Lower Kohistan and Kolai-Palas districts for the Chinese nationals working on Dasu project and Diamer-Bhasha dam.

“Security personnel will be deployed on the Karakoram Highway as well,” he said.

The official said the Chinese envoy would also be briefed about measures for the security of Chinese nationals.

He said Pakistan and China would jointly foil the ‘evil design of common enemy’ against the mega energy project.

Meanwhile, the World Bank officials visited the Barseen camp of the Chinese workers and engineers, and observed one-minute silence for the bus blast victims.

They also laid a wreath on the memorial for blast victims.

The visitors also met the Chinese team leader and visited the Dasu project site to review security measures.

Chief engineer of the project Masroor Naqvi told them that 10 per cent work had been completed.

Meanwhile, the Pakistan Army has taken over the security of Karakoram Highway,Brigadier Habibullah told a ‘peace jirga’ called by the district administration in Dasu area.

The jirga was also addressed by deputy commissioner Arif Khan Yusufzai, district police officer Arif Javed and local elders.

The local elders announced support for the crackdown on security forces on terrorism and said they won’t allow terrorists to sabotage projects.

Published in Dawn, August 5th, 2021
 

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RAR-01 (Right Bank Access Road 12 Km) is a road project being constructed by China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation, located at the right bank of the Indus River Dasu in KP.

It will be a construction access road for Dasu Hydropower Project and a main road for locals.


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Work on Dasu project resumes

Tahir Amin
16 Oct 2021

ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Planning, Development and Special Initiates, Friday, revealed that the construction work on 2,160 MW Dasu Hydro Power Project has been resumed, which was stopped after the July 14 terrorist attack in which 13 people, including nine Chinese nationals were killed.

The ministry stressed for reviewing the Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP) priorities as due to major focus on regional or smaller projects, mega projects of national importance are affected.

Asad Rafi Chandna, additional secretary of the ministry, while briefing the Senate Standing Committee on Planning, Development and Special Initiates said that work has started on the project, which is expected to be completed by February 2025.

The committee meeting was chaired by Senator Saleem Mandviwalla, where briefing was given on the current status of all the undergoing PSDP projects, along with their completion plan.

According to the briefing, 15 percent physical progress on the Dasu power project has been achieved so far.

The total cost of the project is Rs510.980 billion, while Rs56.514 billion was allocated in the budget for 2021-22.

The estimated cost of the ongoing and new projects is Rs7,278 billion and Rs2,144 billion, respectively.

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By the Grace of ALLAH and the efforts of all stakeholders, the construction works have started work on Dasu Hydropower Project.
The great security arrangements are being ensured by the authorities.


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Work on Dasu Dam in full swing

October 28, 2021

PESHAWAR, Oct. 27 (Gwadar pro)- China Gezhouba Group Company (CGGC) on Monday resumed work on the 4300MW Dasu hydropower project under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), three months after the deadly attack that killed 13 people including nine Chinese nationals on July 13.

The Chinese company supervising the project instructed its entire Pakistani staff to return to work.

Minister of Water Resources Chaudhry Moonis Elahi announced the positive development in a tweet. “The Dasu hydropower project is a big project of the country and it is a milestone of Pak-China friendship. Alhamdulilah (all praise to God), attempts made by anti-Pakistan elements to sabotage Dasu hydropower project have met with failure,” he tweeted.

Upper Kohistan Deputy Commissioner (DC) Muhammad Arif Khan Yousafzai also confirmed that work on Dasu Dam had resumed.

Yousafzai mentioned that all security arrangements have been made to start the construction work. In this regard, he said, security forces have been deployed all the way from the residential area to the construction site.

In a mobilisation notice, CGGC acknowledged that the security protection of the project area has been substantially improved by Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA).

The firm directed its employees to bring Covid-19 vaccination records and non-criminal certificates with them while the locals of Dasu shall take medical certificates from local clinics, and non-locals shall take a Covid-19 nucleic acid test report or a Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test within 48 hours.

The decision to suspend work was taken on July 14, after a bus carrying a construction team of Chinese engineers and local employees to work from residential camps fell into a ravine in Upper Kohistan following an explosion due to a suicide attack, killing at least 13 people, including nine Chinese.

The construction work at the hydropower project site was stopped after consultation with the local civil administration, WAPDA, and CGGC.
 

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