ISLAMABAD: Golen Gol hydro power project could not be completed despite passing the period of over one decade as its cost has increased upto Rs 20 billion.

According to details, the Golen Gol project was launched in 2002 during the regime of former President General Pervez Musharraf but the corrupt and illegible bureaucracy of Ministry of Water and Power has started to create hurdles in it, due to which this project could not be completed despite passing 12 years.

Initially, the cost of this project was estimated Rs 7 billion and now its cost has increased upto Rs 13 billion.

About 37 % work on project has been completed and remaining not started as yet. The people of Chitral valley would not be able to get the electricity at affordable rates due to non-completion of this project.