August 12, 2021
Thu, Aug 12, 2021
TARBELA: Prime Minister Imran Khan Thursday carried out the ground-breaking of the fifth extension venture of the Tarbela Dam and vowed to construct 10 dams within the subsequent 10 years.
The venture shall be accomplished in 2024. The World Bank (WB) and the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) are offering $390mn and $300mn, respectively, for the venture.
Chairman Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) Lt. Gen. (R) Muzamil Hussain briefed the prime minister intimately concerning the venture. The premier was advised that the T-5 Hydropower Project will improve Tarbela Dam’s life by addressing the difficulty of sedimentation and making certain sustainable irrigation releases.
The venture will generate one other 1,530 MW of low price and environmental pleasant electrical energy. With the completion of T-5, the put in capability of Tarbela Dam will improve from 4,888 MW to six,418 MW. The prime minister additionally planted a sapling of pine tree to mark the occasion.
Speaking on the event, PM Imran Khan mentioned, “We should focus our energies on generating clean power that does not harm the environment,” he mentioned, including that the federal government should attempt to make use of minimal gasoline to generate electrical energy.
PM Khan mentioned finishing the Dasu and Bhasha dams on time was essential for the nation.
Lamenting the shortage of long-term planning by the earlier governments, PM Imran mentioned, “It was decided to construct the Bhasha Dam in 1984.”
The premier mentioned Pakistan was confronted with a water scarcity owing to its huge inhabitants. “We have decided to build 10 dams in the next 10 years,” mentioned the prime minister.
PM Khan mentioned the Mohmand Dam shall be constructed by 2025 whereas the Bhasha Dam shall be completed by 2028.