Gulmit, May 10: Technocrat member of the Gilgit – Baltistan Legislative Assembly, Mutabiat Shah, has said that the FWO has failed to achieve the planned height reduction at spillway of the dammed Hunza River.
“By mid of May 2011 the FWO had to reduce height of the spillway by 100 feet but only 10 feet has height reduction has been achieved”, Daily K2 has quoted MLA Mutaibat Shah as saying.
He has also, reportedly, said that the progress on excavation of the spillway has remained slow and water level in the lake is increasing with temperature rise in the upstream areas.
The Technocrat member who hails from Gojal – the valley dammed since January 4, 2010, has said that GBLA Speaker, Wazir Baig, has informed President Zardari, Premier Gillani and COAS General Kiyani of the situation in upper Hunza, Gojal.
The pace of work will have to be increased because within 10-20 days rise in water level would make it difficult to excavate the spillway further, the MLA has reportedly said.