Twenty seven hydropower projects to produce 21,281 MW electricity

Sunday, September 22nd, 2013 2:42:35 by

The government is working on construction of twenty-seven hydropower projects‚ which will produce 21‚281 megawatts cheap electricity.


Official sources said completion of these projects will not only overcome energy crisis but also bring down power tariff.


The Water and Power Development Authority has prepared a master plan to construct new hydropower projects in the country. The master plan includes long-term‚ medium-term and short-term hydropower projects.


The short -term projects currently under construction will be completed between one and four years time‚ adding 1‚324 megawatt of electricity to National Grid. These projects include Neelum-Jhelum‚ Gomal Zam‚ Nai Gaj‚ Jabban‚ Golen Gol‚ Kurram Tangi and Keyal Khwar hydropower projects.


The Government is actively working on 4‚500 megawatt Diamer-Basha Dam near Chilas and allocated seventeen billion rupees in current fiscal year for the acquisition of 18‚357 acres of privately owned land.


Naulong Dam and Tarbela Fourth Extension hydropower projects are ready for the construction‚ which will add another 1‚414 megawatt of electricity to the system by 2017.


Seventeen hydropower projects are in the planning phase‚ which include Munda‚ Bara‚ Tank Zam‚ Akhori‚ Shyok‚ Lower Palas‚ Lower Spat Gah‚ Phandar‚ Basho‚ Harpo‚ Pattan‚ Thakot‚ Tarbela Fifth Extension‚ Middle Spat Gah‚ and Upper and Middle Palas Valley Schemes. These projects will add 10‚442.8 megawatt to the system.


These projects also include construction of 3‚600 megawatts Kalabagh Dam‚ which is waiting for go ahead by the government.


Specifically talking about this project in NA session‚ Abid Sher Ali said this requires national consensus and without consensus‚ government will not okay this project.



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