Power China offering jobs to eligible candidates at DBDP

By Tahir Ali | Gwadar Pro Sep 27, 2022

GILGIT, Sept 27 (Gwadar Pro) - At least 24 youth from Diamer Basha Dam Project (DBDP) area have completed technical training programmes at Chilas Institute of Technology with the support of ADBP, of Water and Power Development Authority (APDA).

Following the completion of the course, the engineers of Power China─ which is the contractor of the project─ are examining candidates who have completed training in various trades while eligible candidates will be provided job opportunities with Power China.

During the first batch, 24 candidates have completed training in different trades such as DC electrician, plumber, mason, and welder at Chilas Institute of Technology with the collaboration of DBDP.

According to an official statement, under the direction of Chairman Wapda Lt Gen (Retd) Sajjad Ghani and subsequent efforts of CEO DBDM Amir Bashir Chaudhry, GM (LA&R) and GM project, the youth of the project area are being trained technically for their bright future.

The deputy collector appreciated the initiative of WAPDA to provide job opportunities to the youth of the project area after imparting technical training.

DBDP is being constructed on the River Indus, which is scheduled to be completed in 2028-29. Power China in a JV with FWO is constructing MW-1 Dam  of the project. The Project will have a gross water storage capacity of 8.1 MAF to irrigate 1.23 million acres of additional land. With an installed power generation capacity of 4,500 MW, the project will provide more than 18 billion units per annum to the national grid.

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