ISLAMABAD (Online) - Ambassador of Italy to Pakistan Vincenzo Prati called on Federal Water and Power Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf here on Monday and discussed various matters of mutual interest and bilateral relations. The Ambassador said that Italian Companies are interested to construct Diamer Bhasha dam as they have already such type of experience in Pakistan like construction of Tarbela dam. He said that Italians are also keen to collect data of water quantum in the glaciers in Gilgit Baltistan. The Minister welcomed the Italian offer and said that the government is all set to inaugurate Diamer Bhasha Dam in July 2010 and physical construction in the end of current year. He said that ADB, IDB, FOP and WB have assured funding for this project of national importance. He asked the Italian ambassador to collect relevant data of the dam and take part in the bidding process for construction of the dam. The Minister also offered construction of Kurram Tangi Dam and Kayal Khawar Hydel project. The Ambassador remained some time with the Minister and discussed other matters related to water sector development.