Lahore-August 12, 2017: Following the delay of more than a decade, the construction of Kachhi Canal Project will finally be completed by third week of August followed by filling of water to test the main canal and its structures, while formal commissioning of Kachhi Canal is scheduled by end August 2017 with release of water into the distribution system for irrigation of 72000 acres of virgin land in Dera Bugti district of Balochistan province.
Lahore-August 11, 2017: Presiding over a meeting on water sector projects on Friday, Prime Minister is informed that Kachhi Canal Project, delayd for 15 yeas ,is ready for anauguration this month.
Lahore – July 28, 2017: The strategically important Neelum Jhelum Hydropower Project (NJHP) is fast heading towards its completion, and is scheduled to start electricity generation with commissioning of its first generating unit by February 2018.
Lahore – July 07, 2017: The water infrastructure and irrigated agriculture in Balochistan will achieve a landmark next month as Kachhi Canal Project will be complete in August this year. The project which started in 2002, was almost abandoned due to grossly cost and time overrun for various reasons. With the Federal Government’s support and excellent work by WAPDA engineers, the project was re-energised and is likely to see the light of the day after 15 years.
Lahore – July 05, 2017: In a significant development towards indigenous hydropower resources the construction work on the 4320 MW-Dasu Hydropower Project will commence within a week, as the contractor for civil works has been mobilized to the project site.
July 1, 2017: The Pakistan Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) Chairman Lt Gen Muzammil Hussain (R) today visited the 1410 MW- Tarbela 4th Extension Hydropower Project and reviewed construction progress on various components of the project including intake structure, power house, switch yard etc.