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Pakistan stores only 14MAF out 145MAF inflow water: Wapda chairman

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Lt-Gen (r) Muzamil Hussain, Chairman Wapda exposed the fact that every year almost of Rs25 billion worth of water is lost in Pakistan in a meeting with Public Accounts Committee Pakistan. He briefed the meeting that merely 14m acre feet of water is conserved out total 145 million-acre feet that country gets in a year. […]…Read More

Wapda launches tree plantation campaign

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article image TISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) has launched its 'One Million-Tree Plantation Campaign', which aims at planting one million trees at various Wapda projects in the four provinces, Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJandK), Gilgit Baltistan and Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) during the two plantation seasons of the fiscal year 2016-17. To mark launch of the campaign, a ceremony was held at Islamabad. Minister of State for Water and Power Chaudhry…Read More

Wapda contemplates solution for Water Security challenge

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article image STAFF REPORT LHR: A consultative session of water-sector accomplices was sorted out by the Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) to discuss the issues relating to water security. This was the second consultative session for ordered considerations about sweeping parameters of water security in Pakistan. Talking on the occasion, WAPDA Chairman developed the issues concerning water security. He said that the water security issue is of massive noteworthiness; however this issue has…Read More

Wapda contemplates solution for Water Security challenge

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article image STAFF REPORT LHR: A consultative session of water-sector accomplices was sorted out by the Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) to discuss the issues relating to water security. This was the second consultative session for ordered considerations about sweeping parameters of water security in Pakistan. Talking on the occasion, WAPDA Chairman developed the issues concerning water security. He said that the water security issue is of massive noteworthiness; however this issue has…Read More

WAPDA starts Mangla power generation capacity enhancement project

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article image STAFF REPORT LHR: Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) has taken up the Mangla Dam refurbishment project to enhance the generation capacity from 1,000 MW to 1310 MW. Chairman WAPDA, Zafar Mahmood said while talking to media, "The energy shortfall challenge could only be addressed only if we establish new electricity generation resources as well as enrich the existing power plants. This Mangla Dam capacity enhancement project aims to cater the need of electricity production;…Read More

WAPDA delivers 110.190 million units of electricity

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article image Staff report isb: Three hydel power stations operated by the Pakistan Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) delivered 110.190 million units of hydel electricity to the national grid today as compared to 64.037 million units generated on the same day last year thereby registering an increased contribution of 46.153 million units to the system. This increase in hydel power generation is the result of increased water releases from the dams by IRSA. According to the data, Tarbela…Read More

WAPDA delivers 110.190 million units of electricity

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article image Press Release: Three hydel power stations operated by the Pakistan Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) delivered 110.190 million units of hydel electricity to the national grid today as compared to 64.037 million units generated on the same day last year thereby registering an increased contribution of 46.153 million units to the system. This increase in hydel power generation is the result of increased water releases from the dams by IRSA. According to the data, Tarbela hydel…Read More

Wapda to submit $795.8m PC-1 of Tarbela project for approval

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article image STAFF REPORT LHR: In a significant development towards implementation of the 1410-MW Tarbela 5th Extension Hydropower Project, WAPDA has decided to submit PC-I of the project amounting to $ 795.8 million to the ministry for approval. This decision was made in the Authority’s meeting held in Lahore recently at WAPDA House. On the occasion, a detailed presentation was made on the PC-I of the project in the meeting by the General Manager (Tarbela Dam Project) Iqbal Masood Siddiqui…Read More

Wapda inks 2 contracts for Dasu hydropower project

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: WAPDA has signed two agreements for relocation of Karakoram Highway (KKH) and construction of Right Bank Access Road in the project area. The contracts were signed between Wapda and China Civil Engineering Construction Company (CCECC) at a ceremony held in WAPDA House Lahore. The construction work on the project would start as soon as possible. Dasu Dam Project General Manager and Project Director M. Farooq and CCECC Director General Asia Oceanica Li Shiquan…Read More

US, Wapda sign deal to rehabilitate Mangla Dam

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STAFF REPORT ISB: United States and Pakistan have signed a $72 million project implementation agreement to upgrade the Mangla dam located in the Mirpur district of Azad Kashmir. The rehabilitation will improve the operating capacity of the hydroelectric plant at Mangla Dam by 90MW. A total amount of $150 million is slated for the project, with $72 million allotted for this initial phase. Under the agreement, USAID will fund the refurbishment of two generators and the modernization of…Read More