LAHORE: The newly-appointed chairman of the Water and Power Development Authority (Wapda) on Monday linked the economic stability and social uplift of the country with the completion of 10 hydel power projects.

“These projects, which are scheduled to be completed from 2022 to 2029 in a phased manner, will add 11.7 million acre feet (MAF) of gross water storage and 11,300 megawatt (MW) of low-cost, clean and green hydroelectricity to the national grid,” Wapda Chairman, retired Lt Gen Sajjad Ghani, said after receiving detailed briefings on various projects.

“On-time completion is a huge challenge, but there lies an opportunity in these challenges as well. We can take the opportunity to lift Wapda’s stature at national as well as international level,” said Mr Ghani.

“My foremost priority is to complete these under-construction projects as per their schedules, in addition to initiating new projects to cope with the increasing requirements of water and electricity in the country,” he asserted.

Published in Dawn, August 23rd, 2022

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