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Tarbela extension project: contract may be awarded by March: Wapda chief

November 24, 2012 Pakistan Water and Power Development Authority (Wapda) Chairman Raghib Shah has said the contract for civil works of the 1,410 megawatt-Tarbela fourth extension project is likely to be awarded in March 2013, as pre-qualification process of the construction firms is almost complete. During his maiden visit to the project as Chairman, Shah said that gigantic Tarbela Dam had been instrumental in economic development and social uplift of the country since its…

South Asia’s water woes

KANZALWAN, 23rd July, 2012: India-Pakistan Line of Control (AlertNet): As the silver waters of the Kishanganga rush through this north Kashmir valley, Indian laborers are hard at work on a hydropower project that will dam the river just before it flows across one of the world’s most heavily militarised borders into Pakistan. The hum of excavators echoes through the pine-covered valley, clearing masses of soil and boulders, while army trucks crawl through the steep Himalayan mountain…

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