WAPDA to add 11.7 MAF water, 9000 MW power by 2029

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Pakistan Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) was committed to water, food and energy security of the country.

At present, it has been constructing 10 projects in water and hydro power sectors under ‘Decade of Dams’ to be completed in a phased manner from 2023 to 2029.

Chairman WAPDA Lt Gen Muzammil Hussain (Retd) expressed these views while addressing the students and the faculty members at the University of Agriculture Faisalabad here Friday.

The Chairman said that WAPDA was tremendously contributing as a vibrant organization towards national development by harnessing the vital resource of water.

He said that the under construction WAPDA projects include five dams, three hydro power projects, one canal and one water supply scheme, Diamer Bhasha Dam, Mohmand Dam, Dasu Hydropower Project, Nai Gaj Dam, Kachhi Canal Extension, Sindh Barrage and K-IV project were to name a few.

He said that with completion of 10 under construction WAPDA projects, the gross water storage capacity in Pakistan will increase from 13 million acre feet to more than 24 MAF with an addition of 11.7 MAF, sufficient to irrigate another 1.6 million acres of land.—APP

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