ISLAMABAD (APP) - Minister for Water and Power Raja Pervez Ashraf Monday said that work on 969 MW Neelum-Jhelum Hydel Power Project was continuing on full swing and efforts are being made to complete it before stipulated time period. Talking to media persons here he said the project would cost $2 billion and would generate 969 MW to national grid system. The government is paying due attention to complete all hydel projects in order to generate cheap electricity and overcome energy crisis in the country, he remarked. The minister said the government has already provided funds for the completion of the project adding that it was being financed by Kuwait, Islamic Development and Abu Dhabi Funds. The consumers were also paying 10 pisas per unit for the project, he added. The government was importing tunnel boring machine in order to complete the project before its scheduled time, Pervez Ashraf said. He said the government was following energy mix policy and paying attention to exploit all sources of energy including hydel, solar, coal and wind etc to bridge gap between demand and supply. The minister said currently the ratio of thermal power generation is more than hydel and under the policy the ratio of hydel and alternative energy generation would be enhanced to provide cheap electricity to the consumers. He said that work on Kohala Hydel Power Plant would also be started soon. Project Director Neelum-Jhelum Hydel Power Project Syed Ali Raza said round-the-clock work is going on the project to compete it before scheduled time period. He said project was kicked off in January 2008 and would be completed in October 2015. He said 3400 acres land was required for the project adding that 3200 acres land has already been acquired for the project. The remaining 200 acres would soon be acquired, he added. He said the project was being completed with the assistance of Chinese Company CGGC.