Officials asked to start work on 1400MW Tarbela unit

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ISLAMABAD - Ministry of Water and Power Secretary Mrs. Nargis Sethi along with senior officials paid visit to Tarbela Dam and Power Generation Units on Thursday to assess hydel generation situation and take stock of the preparation made for the Tarbela Fourth Power Generation unit of 1,400 MW. The Secretary directed all concerned officials both at the Ministry, Water and Power Development Authority and Project management of Tarbela 4 to take extra measures and utilise their energies to start work on the project by early next year.

“After the successful operation of energy conservation drive and power  distribution management phases, time has come when medium and long-term measures are taken to increase the affordable hydel generation capacity of the country”, Nargis said while talking to the officials at the project site.

She emphasised the authorities concerned with hydel generation to start survey of other hydel projects and identify additional power generation prospects. This, she said would add additional mega watts to the national grid at affordable cost.

The Secretary also directed General Manager Terbela to complete all type maintenance of generation units during low water season to increase their generation efficiency for the coming months. She also urged them to focus on using modern techniques of regulating water releases to produce maximum power with less water wastage.

Regarding starting of work on Tarbela 4 project of 1,400 MW, the meeting was apprised that it would be started by early next year as all formalities for its financing are at final stage. The World Bank finances it and it would be built by employing state-of-the-art excavators and other high-tech machinery. There will be no additional displacement due to project as it would be built at a site which is redundant since more than two decades. It would also offer large number of employment opportunities to the people of the surrounding areas.


Courtesy: The Nation

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