Chairman WAPDA visits Tarbela 5th Ext project to review progress.

ISLAMABAD -- Chairman Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) Engr Lt Gen Sajjad Ghani (Retd) on Friday visited Tarbela 5th Extension Hydropower Project and reviewed progress on it.

During the briefing, the Chairman was apprised that electricity generation from the project would start in 2025, said a press release on Friday.

General Manager (GM) Tarbela Dam Zakir Ateeq, PD Tarbela 5th Extension Hydropower Project, and representatives of the Consultants and the Contractor made a detailed presentation on the progress of the project.

It was briefed that construction activities were underway on five sites. A recovery plan to match the completion schedule of the project was also discussed in detail during the briefing.

Earlier, the Chairman witnessed construction work on various sites including intake, penstock and outlet, powerhouse, tailrace culvert and switch yard.

During his interaction with the project management, the Chairman said, "Green, clean, and affordable hydel electricity is all the more important to rationalize the tariff and stabilize the economy."

This necessitates timely completion of hydropower projects, he added.

The Chairman urged the project management to gear up their efforts and complete the project in accordance with the schedule.

WAPDA is constructing the Tarbela 5th Extension Hydropower Project on Tunnel No. 5 of Tarbela Dam. World Bank and Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) are providing financial assistance for the project...

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