Mega Projects Launched To Meet Energy Shortage: WAPDA Chairman
ISLAMABAD, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 16th August, 2016) : Chairman Water & Power Development Authority (WAPDA) Zafar Mehmood has said several mega power projects have been launched in the country including Neelam-Jehlum, Dasu and Tarbella-IV to end loadshedding. "Neelam-Jehlum's four turbine would be fully functional in next year that would add 960 MW electricity in the national grid," he said talking to ptv. He said Dasu project would be completed by 2017 and expressed hope that it would help meeting growing energy demand.
The feasibility of Tarbella-V has been completed and World Bank is ready for its funding. Its construction work would be started next year and would be completed in three to four years, Zafar Mehmood said.
The government was committed to end loadshedding to provide uninterrupted power supply to the people. Chairman WAPDA said construction work on various small dams in Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and other parts is underway to save the power and generating electricity.