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WAPDA inks hydroelectric agreement

LAHORE – Pakistan Water & Power Development Authority (WAPDA) and SAMBU-SARCO have signed an agreement worth Rs 7.52 billion at WAPDA House on Monday for Lot-II of 106MW Golen Gol Hydropower Project.
North Projects General Manager Fazal-e-Mabood and SAMBU Board of Representatives Chairman Oh Sung Hoon signed the agreement. Golen Gol Lot-II involves construction of diversion weir, intake, gravel trap, sand trap, headrace tunnel, pressure shaft, pressure tunnel and roads. Construction work of WAPDA offices and colonies for the project is at the advance stage of completion.
Speaking on the occasion, WAPDA Member (Water) Syed Raghib Abbas Shah dilated upon the significance of Golen Gol Hydropower Project and expressed hope that the project would reach timely completion.
Golen Gol Hydropower Project is a part of least-cost energy generation plan, being executed by WAPDA to harness the indigenous hydropower resources of the country. The project is located on the River Golen Gol, a major tributary of the River Mastuj in Chitral district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province about 380 kilometers from Islamabad. On its completion, Golen Gol Hydropower Project would generate approximately 436 million units of electricity (Gwh) and revenue of Rs 1.0 billion annually.
Being an environment friendly hydropower project, it will help reduce dependence on expensive thermal power, thereby saving foreign exchange amounting to $34 million per annum to the country.

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