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2485 megawatt hydropower projects would be completed in 2018

Lahore : Chairman WAPDA Lieutenant General Muzammil Hussain (Retd) called on Chief Minister Punjab Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif, here on Sunday.

While briefing the Chief Minister on the development of water and hydropower resources Chairman WAPDA Lieutenant General Muzammil Hussain (Retd) said that 2485 megawatt hydropower projects would be completed in the mid of 2018 and for this purpose three dimensional strategy has been presented. Completion of under-construction projects on early basis, initiation of construction work on new projects in short period of time and once again transforming WAPDA into an active and dynamic organization are three important factors of this strategy.

He said that from the last 7 months work has been carried out on this strategy with determination. The projects include Neelum Jehlum Hydropower Project, Tarbela Fourth Extension Hydropower Project and Golen Gol Hydropower Project. Besides, Phase I of the Kachhi Canal Project would also be completed at the end of 2017 which would irrigate 72 thousand acres of land in District Dera Bugti of Balochistan.

The construction work on Kurram Tangi Dam Project has been started in last month. The contract of Canal Khwar Hydropower project has reached the site for initiating the construction work and the main civil works of Dasu Hydropower Project has been awarded and construction work on this project would initiate in the next month.

The Chairman WAPDA said that WAPDA is trying hard to award the contract of main civil works of Mohmand Dam and Diamer-Bhasha Dam till the end of December 2017.

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