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Wapda chief for timely completion of Tarbela’s fourth Extension Project

January 14, 2015 -BR Report - The Pakistan Water and Power Development Authority (Wapda) Chairman Zafar Mahmood has directed the project authorities to ensure timely completion of the under construction 1410 MW-Tarbela 4th Extension Hydropower Project. He made these remarks during his visit to the project here on Tuesday. Project Director, Tarbela 4th Extension Hydropower Project and representatives of the consultants and contractors were also present on the occasion. While speaking on…

Mangla, Tarbela and Chashma reservoirs IRSA stores 11.55MAF water

August 05, 2014 M RAFIQUE GORAYA - BR Report - Despite below normal rains in the month of July, the Indus River System Authority has managed to store 11.55 MAF water in the three reservoirs ie Mangla, Tarbela and Chashma till 4th August, 2014, against their total capacity of 13.8 MAF of water. WAPDA water managers told us here on Monday that authorities have stored 6.14 MAF water in the Mangla Dam on the River Jehlum against the upgraded dam's increased capacity of 7.38 MAF. The…

Water releases from Tarbela to Indus increased

January 27, 2014 The Indus River System Authority (IRSA) has increased water releases from the Tarbela dam to river Indus, 30,000 cusecs from 20,000 cusecs, to augment hydel power generation up to 2,100 MW. Sources told Business Recorder here on Sunday that there is now a shortfall of 2,600 MW between demand and supply. The electricity distribution companies are carrying out daily 6 hours load-shedding in the urban areas and 10 hours in the rural areas. Meanwhile the Meteorological…

Tarbela extension: who forced Wapda to select non-responsive company?

August 31, 2013 MUSHTAQ GHUMMAN The World Bank''''s single email to Chairman Wapda is said to have forced the Authority to select "declared non-responsive" company for Tarbela Hydropower projects 4th extension in place of responsive bidder, well informed sources told us. Wapda has selected Chinese Company Sinohydro for the project, whose project''''s design, according to Wapda''''s own technical evaluation, did not contain any guarantee for penstock head loss. Wapda Authority, in…

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…

Punjab asks to prefer irrigation over hydro-power generation

November 19, 2012 M RAFIQUE GORAYA The Punjab government called upon the federal government to give preference to sowing, growing and maturing the strategic Rabi 2012-13 season crops including staple food wheat in the use of available water in the dams rather than generation of hydro-power during the winter period, Punjab Irrigation officials told BR. They said the federal government called a meeting of provincial irrigation canal regulators in Islamabad to formulate a…

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