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World Bank President visits Tarbela Dam World Bank President all praises for Tarbela 4th Extension Project

Pic 1 2 31 10 19October 31, 2019: World Bank President David R. Malpass today visited Tarbela Dam Project and had a round of the Main Dam and the Power House of Tarbela 4th Extension Hydropower Project. Water Resources Federal Minister Muhammad Faisal Vawda, Water Resources Federal Secretary Muhammad Ashraf, WAPDA Chairman Lt Gen Muzammil Hussain (Retd) and World Bank senior officials accompanied him during the visit.

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IRSA ACKNOWLEDGES WAPDA’S EXPERTISE FOR FILLING OF TARBELA DAM

October 17, 2019: The Indus River System Authority (IRSA) has appreciated the Pakistan Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) for demonstrating its skills and expertise yet again for filling of Tarbela Reservoir upto its maximum conservation level this year too. IRSA Chairman Sher Zaman Khan acknowledged the performance of Tarbela Dam Project authorities in a letter written to WAPDA Chairman, Lt Gen Muzammil Hussain (Retd).

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The letter states “I am compelled to acknowledge the outstanding performance as well as remarkable acumen, Tarbela Dam Authorities demonstrated in filling of the Tarbela Reservoir to its Maximum Conservation Level during the ongoing Kharif Season 2019. IRSA was kept on board during the season especially on planning and better analysis of forecasting ensuring timely filling of the Dam without passing flood downstream.” The letter further narrates “Although WAPDA’s abilities are time tested, yet, in the multifaceted and challenging situation of operationalization of Power Houses and filling of the reservoir, the skill was once again proven without doubt.”

Tarbela Dam is considered to be an iconic project for the contribution it has made towards development of Pakistan since 1974 by releasing the stored water for agriculture, mitigating floods and providing low-cost hydel electricity to the national grid. At the time of construction, Tarbela Reservoir had a live water storage capacity of 9.62 million acre feet (MAF), however, it has reduced to 6.049 MAF because of the natural phenomenon of sedimentation. The installed capacity of Tarbela Hydel Power Station now stands at 4888 megawatt (MW) with completion of Tarbela 4th Extension Hydropower Project.

TORCH RELAY CEREMONY AT WAPDA HOUSE: NATIONAL GAMES TORCH HANDED OVER TO WAPDA

Pic 1 11 10 19October 11, 2019: Pakistan Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) Chairman and WAPDA Sports Board Patron-in-Chief Lt Gen Muzammil Hussain (Retd) received the 33rd National Games 2019 torch in a ceremony held at WAPDA House today. Pakistan Olympic Association (POA) Secretary General Khalid Mehmood handed over the torch in recognition of WAPDA’s contribution for promotion of sports in the country.

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MOHMAND, DIAMER BASHA DAMS, SINDH BARRAGE PRIORITY PROJECTS: WAPDA CHAIRMAN

October 11, 2019: A delegation of National Security Workshop, under the aegis of National Defence University (NDU) Islamabad headed by Major General Asif Ali, visited WAPDA House today. The delegation comprised of Senators, Members of the National Assembly, Members of the Provincial Assemblies, Bureaucrats, Ambassadors and Senior Officers from the Armed Forces.

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Highest-ever hydel contribution by WAPDA in 1st quarter of 2019-20

WAPDA provides 15.2 billion units to National Grid in July-Sep 2019

October 3, 2019: The contribution of hydel power by the Pakistan Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) to the National Grid during the first quarter of the fiscal year 2019-20 surged to a historic level, as it provided 15.20 billion units of hydel electricity to the system in July-September 2019. WAPDA added about 1.85 billion units more if compared with the generation during the corresponding period of the last fiscal that was 13.34 billion units.
The record hydel power generation during the first quarter (July-September) of this fiscal year became possible due to improved water flows, effective maintenance and effective operation of WAPDA hydel power stations and most importantly, newly constructed hydropower projects, Neelum Jhelum and Tarbela 4th Extension in particular, which operated to their maximum power generation capacity.

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