Diamer-Bhasha Dam

About Dam:
  • It is a dam being built by Pakistan on Indus river in Gilgit-Baltistan region
  • Both World Bank and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) have refused to fund the project due to India’s objections.
  • China has come forward to fund and build the project.
Where is Gilgit Baltistan located?
It is located in the northern Pakistan. It borders China in the North, Afghanistan in the west, Tajikistan in the north west and Kashmir in the south east.
Gilgit-Baltistan is home to five of the “eight-thousanders” and to more than fifty peaks above 7,000 metres (23,000 ft). Three of the world’s longest glaciers outside the polar regions are found in Gilgit-Baltistan.


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