WAPDA constructing 8 mega projects

Projects scheduled to be completed one by one from 2022 to 2028-29


Our Correspondent April 28, 2021

LAHORE:

Pakistan Water and Power Development Authority (Wapda) is constructing eight mega projects including Diamer Bhasha Dam, Mohmand Dam and Dasu Dam to improve water supply in the country and increase the share of low-cost and environment-friendly hydroelectric power in the national grid, said Wapda Chairman Muzammil Hussain. Hussain added that these projects, scheduled to be completed one by one from 2022 to 2028-29, would add a cumulative 11 million acre feet to the gross water storage capacity, mitigate floods, irrigate 1.6 million acres of land and generate 9,000 megawatts of hydel electricity.

Published in The Express Tribune, April 28th, 2021.

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