Despite India's objections to Pakistan's illegal occupation of Kashmir (PoK), China is accelerating construction under the billions worth of CPEC. A media report said on Tuesday that China has cleared an 1124 MW power project at PoK under CPEC.
According to the Express Tribune report, the details of the Kohala hydroelectric project were presented on Monday during the 127th meeting of the Private Power and Infrastructure Board (PPIB) headed by Pakistan's Energy Minister Omar Ayub. The meeting was informed that a tripartite agreement has been signed for the construction of the 1124 MW Kohala Hydropower Project under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), which has been signed by Three Gorges Corporation of China, PoK officials and PPIB. The project to be built on the Jhelum River will cost around $ 2.4 billion.
China and Pakistan are jointly constructing a 3000-km-long CPEC passing through Pakistan-occupied Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan in Ladakh. Under this, China's Xinjiang state is to be connected to Pakistan's Gwadar port via rail, road, pipeline, and optical fiber cable network. India has consistently objected to this, calling it a violation of its sovereignty.
The second project in two months
Explain that this is the second major project in the disputed area, which Pakistan and China will jointly build. Last month, the project to build a dam in Gilgit-Baltistan at a cost of $ 442 billion was signed by the Chinese government company and the commercial arm of the Pakistani Army. India had objected to the project, reiterating Pakistan's illegal occupation of its land.