Islamabad: The federal government has approved twelve mega projects for Gilgit-Baltistan in various areas, including energy, communication and health.

Official sources said that ninety-eight billion rupees will be spent on these projects.

The power projects include 34.5 megawatt Harpo Skardu, 26 MW Sagar Thang Skardu, 20 MW Hanzal, 16 MW Naltar, 5 MW Hasan Abad, and 4 MW Thack Chilas.

Besides, fifty-bed bed cardiac hospital will be constructed in Gilgit. Attabad Tourist Resort will be developed and Gilgit to Naltar Expressway and Gilgit-Skardu road will also be constructed.

Medical College in Gilgit and Technical College in Skardu are also included in these projects.

On completion, these projects improve living standard of people besides boosting economic activity in the area.

Courtesy: Pamir Times