1st unit of Neelum-Jhelum project to be completed by December next year

Islamabad: The first unit of nine hundred and sixty-nine-megawatt Neelum-Jhelum Hydroelectric Project is expected to be completed by December next year as directed by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.

According to reports sixty-five to seventy percent works on this important project has already been completed so far. The project would formally be commissioned in 2016.

Once completed, the project would contribute about 5.15 billion units electricity to the national grid annually.

Meanwhile, Economic Coordination Committee of the cabinet has approved seventeen billion rupees in sovereign guarantees for laying down a transmission line from Azad Kashmir to central Punjab for supplying the electricity.

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