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

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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 Authoritys 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.


It was noted that revision of PC-I of the projects results in escalation of the cost, and delays their scheduled-completion.


It is pertinent to mention that the Tarbela 5th Extension Hydropower Project is a part of the least-cost hydel power generation plan of the Federal Government, being executed by WAPDA on priority.


As per details of the project, the existing Tunnel No. 5 of the Tarbela Dam will be converted into power tunnel without affecting the irrigation release capabilities.


As many as three units with generation capacity of 470 MW each will be installed to generate 1410 MW electricity during summer season.


It is a low-risk and high-reward project aimed at providing more than 1.8 billion units of the lost-cost hydel electricity to the national grid per annum.


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Published in: Volume 06 Issue 13

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