China under the multi-billion-dollar CPEC will set up a 1,124-megawatt power project in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir despite India’s objection.
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China under the multi-billion-dollar CPEC will set up the Kohala hydropower project, a 1,124-megawatt power project in Pakistanoccupied Kashmir.
A tripartite agreement has been finalised among China’sThree Gorges Corporation, the authorities in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) and the Private Power and Infrastructure Board (PPIB) to implement this project under the CPEC framework.
The project will be built on the Jhelum River and aims at annually providing more than five billion units of clean and low-cost electricity for consumers in Pakistan.
India had protested Pakistan’s plans to build a dam in Gilgit-Baltistan, saying such projects in territories under Pakistan’s illegal occupation was not proper.