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‘1410-MW Tarbela 4th extension Hydro-power Project to be completed by May 2018

MIRPUR (AJK): (Altaf Hamid Rao) The Pakistan Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) Chairman Lt Gen Muzammil Hussain (R) Saturday visited the 1410 MW- Tarbela 4th Extension Hydropower Project and reviewed construction progress on various components of the project including intake structure, power house, switch yard etc, it was officially declared.

“WAPDA is confident to complete Tarbela 4th Extension Hydropower Project in a phased manner from February 2018 to May 2018”, the Chairman WAPDA said on this occasion.

During the visit, WAPDA project authorities and representatives of the consultants and the contractors briefed the Chairman about the progress achieved so far on civil and electro-mechanical works of the project. Detailed deliberations were also made about the steps to meet challenges faced by the project during the visit, an official statement by a media wing of WAPDA issued on Saturday said.

Speaking on the occasion, the Chairman said that it is a matter of satisfaction that the under-construction projects of WAPDA including Tarbela 4th Extension are now heading towards their completion at a fairly good pace. He said that WAPDA is confident to complete Tarbela 4th Extension Hydropower Project in a phased manner from February 2018 to May 2018. However, steady efforts on part of the project management including the consultants and the contractors are needed to meet the timelines vis-à-vis implementation of the project. He expressed the hope that the project management would put in their maximum for the purpose.

It is pertinent to mention that the 1410 MW-Tarbela 4th Extension Hydropower Project is a component of least-cost energy generation plan, which is being implemented by WAPDA on priority. Under Tarbela 4th Extension Project, three generating units – each of them having capacity of 470 MW – are being installed at Tunnel No. 4 of Tarbela Dam. With completion of the project, generation capacity of TarbelaHydel Power Station will increase to 4888 MW from the existing 3478 MW.

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