ISLAMABAD - International bids have been invited for building Bhasha Dam with incentive clause for early completion and three Chinese companies are also among the bidders, a meeting at Aiwan-e-Sadr on the follow-up action on Pak-China collaborative projects was informed on Thursday. The meeting to monitor the progress on ongoing Chinese aided projects in Pakistan was presided over by President Asif Ali Zardari. Minister for Interior Rehman Malik, Advisor to Prime Minister on Finance Shaukat Tarin, Advisor on Petroleum Dr Asim, Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Water Kamal Majidullah, Secretary General Salman Faruqi, secretaries and senior officials of the relevant ministries also attended the meeting. The Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan was also invited to the meeting as a special invitee. Later, spokesman of the President Farhatullah Babar while talking to the media persons about the meeting said that the feasibility study of the project had already been offered to Chinese companies. The President was informed that WAPDA had also invited bids for the projects consultancy on international competitive bid (ICB) basis. Special invitation had also been extended to the three Georges Dam Corporation of China to participate in the construction of the dam and other projects. The President was also briefed about the ongoing collaborative projects with China, undertaken recently following the Presidents visit to China, the spokesman said. About progress in other areas, the meeting was informed that Chinese companies were invited to visit Pakistan and explore possibility of transfer of hybrid technology. A Chinese delegation, which visited Pakistan about two weeks ago, had brought hybrid rice seeds for sowing in selected areas in Pakistan on experiential basis. Other Chinese companies are on way to Pakistan with sample of hybrid seed of cotton and wheat and drip irrigation technology to optimise use of irrigation water and save water resources. The state-run Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences had been involved in imparting technical expertise and coordination with the Chinese companies, the meeting was informed. A memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has already been signed with the Agricultural Sciences Academy of China envisaging cooperation and joint research in hybrid technology, horticulture, water conservation and rice cultivation in collaboration with the Rice Research Institute in Dokri. While hybrid seed had already arrived in Pakistan, the machines for drip irrigation are on their way of being airlifted. The meeting was also informed that an exceptionally good wheat crop is expected this year, which would necessitate the building of additional storage capacity on fast track basis to avoid damage to wheat stored in the open. The President advised the government to immediately undertake the project of building additional wheat storage capacity. The President also advised the government to consider using the latest fast building machines for constructing shelters for the internally displaced persons in the NWFP in addition to building storage capacity.