Gezhouba to resume work on Dasu Dam after added security

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) said that the Chinese contractor has assured to restart the work on the 4,320MWs Dasu Dam project after completing of security arrangements.
The China Gezhouba Group Company (CGGC) suspended work on the project following the July 14 incident in which 9 Chinese and 3 Pakistani workers of the company lost lives, while others sustained injuries.
On July 17, the company laid off all Pakistani workers except a few to look after on-site operations.
However, the WAPDA Chairman approached the CGGC officials, after which the company took back the earlier order and vowed to resume work on the project after improvement in security situation.
The WAPDA Chairman also visited the site soon after the horrific news came in. Abid Ali Rana, DG Media of WAPDA told that the contractor will soon resume work on the project after reevaluation of security arrangements.
The incident sent shockwaves across Pakistan as people started speculation about various projects underway in the country with China’s help, and those being executed by the Chinese contractors. –Agencies