Meeting of the Committee for Implementation of Compensation Package, Mangla Dam Raising Project

Islamabad: 16th Meeting of The Committee For Implementation Of Compensation Package, Mangla Dam Raising Project was held under chairmanship of Federal Minister of Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit-Baltistan, Mian Manzoor Ahmad Wattoo, President AJ and K Sardar Yaqoob Khan, Prime Minister AJ and K Chaudhry Abdul Majeed, Secretary Ministry of KA and GB, Chief secretary AJK, Chairman WAPDA and other representatives of Committee attended the meeting.

The Minister was briefed on the progress of work on the Mangla Dam Raising and implementation of compensation package to the affectees of the project. Committee also highlighted the factors confronting the implementation of compensation package and other resettlement and project related issues.

Mian Manzoor Ahmad Wattoo appreciated the AJ and K Government and Chairman WAPDA for rapid progress on the project and compensation paid to the affectees in a short span of time. He also emphasized that the propriety right of land be granted to the affectees of Mangla Dam Project.

The Minister said that after elections new government in AJ and K is established and hoped that the coordination with the present president and prime minister will be better and thing will move forward for better.

He further asserted that our main purpose is to facilitate the people of AJ and K. We are well aware of the problems faced by the people of the area and solution to these problems is our mission.

The minister also appreciated the settlement of more than 480 families in the new Mirpur city and of 90 families in old city and said that 150-200 million required for the payment to allotees should be released at the earliest.

Mian Manzoor Ahmad Wattoo admired the Mangla Dam Raising Project and said that it will benefit the people of Pakistan and the AJ and K .It is a project of National significance and it will enhance our capacity for water storage and electricity generation. He declared the project as a national project.

At the end the Minister thanked President and Prime Minister of AJ and K and other participants for their presence in the meeting.

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