January 5, 2018: The strategically important 969 MW-Neelum Jhelum Hydropower Project achieved yet another landmark towards its completion as water filling (pressurization) of its water way system comprising 51.5-kilometer long tunnels has commenced today. Being a critical activity, the water filling in the water way system is being carried out in a phased manner. In first instance, the water filling (pressurization) has been started towards tail end.
PAF Air War College delegation briefed at WAPDA House about water, hydropower sectors
Lahore – December 29, 2017: A delegation of PAF Air War College, Karachi headed by Group Captain Ejaz Yousaf Cheema, today visited WAPDA House. During the visit, the delegation was briefed about water and hydropower sectors of the country. WAPDA Member (Finance) Muhammad Ikram Khan and senior officers of WAPDA were also present on the occasion.
December 28, 2017: The 969 Mega Watt (MW)-Neelum Jhelum Hydropower Project – a hydel power generating scheme of strategic importance – is in final stage of completion, as most of the major milestones which were required to be completed prior to commissioning of the project, have successfully been achieved. These milestones included completion of Dam and start of water filling in the reservoir, completion of water way system comprising 51.5-kilometre long tunnels, installation of turbines, generators, transformers and other electro-mechanical equipment in the powerhouse, the switchyard, and dry testing of electro-mechanical equipment. The transmission line by NTDC is expected to be completed by end of this month, while water filling (pressurization) of water way system will commence during first week of January 2018. In the first phase, water filling (pressurization) will commence from tail end.
November 13, 2017: The good news on long-awaited Tarbela 4th Extension Hydropower Project is that it will be commissioned in February 2018 with its first unit going into operation, while the second unit of the project will come on line by end April 2018 and the third unit by end May 2018.
Lahore- November 8, 2017: The Pakistan Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) Chairman Lt Gen Muzammil Hussain (Retd) today visited Mangla Watershed Management Project to review progress on various measures being taken under the project.
Lahore – November 06, 2017: The meeting of Senior Selection Board, presided over by WAPDA Chairman Lt Gen Muzammil Hussain (Retd) was held, which was attended by the Members of the Authority and the officers concerned.
Lahore - November 1, 2017: Water Resources Federal Minister Syed Javed Ali Shah today visited WAPDA House to have a briefing about WAPDA projects in water and hydropower sectors.