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Durrani stresses accelerated work on Jinnah Hydro Project

LAHORE – WAPDA Chairman Shakil Durrani has directed the Chinese contractor Messers Dongfang Electric Corporation to accelerate work on Jinnah Hydropower Project, so that it could start electricity generation by August this year. He expressed these views during his visit to Jinnah Hydropower Project.
The project is a part of the least-cost energy generation plan, being executed by WAPDA, to harness the indigenous hydropower resources of the country. Speaking on the occasion, the chairman said that early completion of Jinnah Hydropower Project is imperative to cope with the increasing electricity demand. Besides gearing up construction activities on the other components of the project, the first unit shall be completed by the mid August.
However, quality of work and safety of engineers and workers must be ensured, he directed the contractor. The chairman assured that WAPDA would provide all possible support to the contractor in order to complete residual works of the project. Jinnah Hydropower is being constructed as a run-of-the-river project on the River Indus at Jinnah Barrage in Mianwali district.
On its completion, the project will contribute 688 million units (Gwh) of low-cost electricity annually to the National Grid. Annual benefits of the project are estimated at about Rs 3.0 billion.

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