Suki Kanari project to start power production in Nov 2024.

MANSEHRA -- Federal water and energy minister Khurram Dastgir Khan laid the foundation stone of the main transmission line for the Suki Kanari hydropower project in Malkandi area of Balakot tehsil here on Wednesday.

He also said it was the first mega energy project being carried out in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

'The Suki Kanari hydropower project to be completed at the cost of over $2 billion under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor initiative will start power production by Nov 2024,' the minister told the transmission lines inaugural ceremony.

Mr Khan said the main transmission line being laid to link 884 megawatts Suki Kanari dam with the national grid would cost over Rs10.8 billion and help address electricity shortfall in the country,' he said.

Special adviser to the prime minister Sardar Shahjehan Yusuf, former MNA retired Captain Mohammad Safdar and Chinese officials were also present on the occasion.

The minister said the project would produce 3.129 billion...

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