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Dams must for water, food, energy security: Chairman WAPDA ‘20 million acre barren land can be irrigated with construction of dams’

April 11, 2019: Underlining the need for construction of dams, Pakistan Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) Chairman Lt Gen Muzammil Hussain (Retd) has said that as many as 20 million acre barren land can be brought under plough if the water is made available by developing water storages in the country. With construction of water sector projects, we can strengthen our agriculture to attain food security and cope with the fast growing needs of water in domestic and industrial sectors besides injecting sizeable low-cost hydel electricity into the National Grid to stabilize the national economy.

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Another landmark achieved - Neelum Jhelum Project crosses 1000 MW generation mark; Project generating 1040 MW beyond installed capacity of 969 MW

April 9, 2019: State-of-the art Neelum Jhelum Hydropower Project constructed by WAPDA on River Neelum in Azad Jammu and Kashmir achieved yet another landmark today, as electricity generation from the project crossed 1000 mega watt (MW) mark. Neelum Jhelum Hydropower Project generated up to 1040 MW beyond its installed generation capacity of 969 MW, which reflected the efficiency standards of the power plant.
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PARADIGM SHIFT NEEDED IN DEVELOPMENT MECHANISM: WAPDA CHAIRMAN

April 01, 2019: A delegation of the Command and Staff College Quetta today visited WAPDA House Lahore. During the visit, the delegation was briefed about the water scenario and development projects of WAPDA in water and hydropower sectors.
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NEELUM JHEULM ATTAINS FULL GENERATION CAPACITY OF 969 MW, AS WATER FLOWS IMPROVE WITH ONSET OF SUMMER

March 29, 2019: As the water flows increase with onset of summer, Neelum Jhelum Hydropower Project attained again today its maximum generation capacity of 969 MW with all four generating units of the project running on full load i.e. 242.25 MW each.
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WAPDA awards contract for Mohmand Dam

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