Prime Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif has emphasized the need to focus on cheap sources of electricity like solar, wind and hydel power.
Talking to media during his visit to Mohmand Dam Project site in district Mohmand on Monday, he said the country is importing expensive oil for production of electricity that causes huge increase in cost.
Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif said dams play an important role in the production of cheap electricity and prevention of floods.
He said Mohmand dam will be constructed with in its stipulated time to tirgger agriculture development in the area.
The Prime Minister said the floods have caused unprecedented devastation hence the rehabilitation process will take time.
He said Pak-China friendship is exemplary and the cooperation extended by the iron friend in power projects is significant.
On this occasion, the Chinese engineers also briefed the Prime Minister on the project.