SKARDU: The Water and Power Development Authority (Wapda) has completed the feasibility report of the 34.5-megawatt Harpo-Skardu Hydropower Project. Iltaf Qadir, the project director, updated reporters on the progress achieved. The project will be completed at an estimated cost of over Rs9.5 billion in three years, he said, adding that the German Department KFOW and AFD of France will donate 8% while 20% would be sourced from the Public Sector Development Programme. “The project will help in overcoming energy shortage in Baltistan division,” he said. Qadir said the mega project will also help in promoting infant industrial units.
Published in The Express Tribune, February 22nd, 2018.
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