WAPDA to launch 4 projects in September
LAHORE: The groundbreaking ceremonies of four water storage and irrigation projects, under the National Water Resource and Hydro-Power Development Programme “Vision 2025”, will be performed during September.
Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) Chairman Lt Gen (r) Zulfiqar Ali Khan announced this on Saturday while reviewing a monthly meeting on water projects. The projects include Mangla Raising, Rain Canal, Kachchi Canal and the Satpara Dam.
During the meeting, the WAPDA chairman emphasised better management and effective monitoring by project managers. He said it was important to ensure transparency in utilisation of resources as well as execution of projects.
The meeting also reviewed progress of work on the Gomal Zam Dam, Mirani Dam, Greater Thal Canal, raising of the Mangla Dam, Kurram Tangi Dam, Sabkzai Dam, Rain Canal, Kachchi Canal, Jinnah Barrage, Neelum-Jhelum, Allai Khwar, Duber Khwar, Khan Khwar, Golen Gol, Satpara Dam and small hydel projects on canal falls and barrages.
Progress on the on-going projects of Ghazi Barotha, Pehur High Level Canal, Chotiari/RBOD Project, Chashma Right Bank Canal and SCARP projects was also reviewed.
WAPDA also denied reports that the villages of Islamgarh, Chak Swari and Dhudial had been inundated due to the rising water level in the Mangla Dam.