Lahore – April 8, 2017: In view of the significance of Kachhi Canal for development of irrigated agriculture in backward areas of Balochistan, the Pakistan Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) is committed to complete Phase-I of this project by end December in phased manner to irrigate 72,000 acres of virgin land in the remote areas of Dera Bugti District – 55,000 acres in August and 17,000 by end December 2017.
Lahore – April 6, 2017: In what can be termed the first move of its kind, the Pakistan Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) Chairman Lt Gen Muzammil Hussain (R) has invited former Chairmen WAPDA to a consultative seminar, scheduled to be held at WAPDA House next week.
Lahore – April 3, 2017: Delegation of Command and Staff College, Quetta visited WAPDA House today and attended a briefing on the water and power sectors during their study tour. The delegation was led by senior instructor Col Hussain. Member Power Badr-ul-Munir Murtiza and senior officers of WAPDA and PEPCO were also present on the occasion.
March 29, 2017: In yet another significant development, the Pakistan Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) secured Rs.144 billion for Dasu Hydropower Project by signing an agreement of local debt financing with a consortium of major local banks led by Habib Bank Limited (HBL). This is by far the biggest single loan agreement for any public sector entity in the history of Pakistan.
Applications are invited from the affectees of Dasu Hydro Power Project area, interested to participate in the following training Courses which will commence in July, 2017
Lahore - March 19, 2017: On the analogy of the Federal Government’s decision and to motivate its employees, the Pakistan Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) up-graded the various posts of its officials across the country from the existing Basic Pay Scales (BPS) to the higher scales.
Lahore - March 17, 2017: In pursuit of its commitment for optimal utilization of water and hydropower resources, the Pakistan Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) will add 2485 MW hydel electricity to the National Grid with completion of its three under-construction hydropower projects from end 2017 to mid 2018 to help eliminate electricity loadshedding from the country as per the Federal Government’s resolve. These projects include the 969 MW-Neelum Jhelum Hydropower Project, the 1410 MW-Tarbela 4th Extension Project and the 106 MW-Golen Gol Hydropower Project. After completion, these projects will cumulatively contribute 9.432 billion units of low-cost and environment-friendly hydel electricity to the system every year.