LAHORE: The World Bank will provide about $850 million for the Tarbela 4th Extension Project, which is expected to be completed in four years and generate 1,410MW additional electricity.
ISLAMABAD, Jan 30: The repair works on the irrigation system downstream Chashma has been completed following a two-week delay, raising hopes for a return to normal water supply after almost a month of canal closure for desilting as the provinces prepare for last watering of wheat crop.
LAHORE, Dec 27: The Water and Power Development Authority (Wapda) and SAMBU-SARCO (a joint venture of a Korean and a Pakistani firm) signed Rs7.52 billion agreement for Lot-II of 106-MW Golen Gol Hydropower Project.
LAHORE, Dec 13: Water and Power Development Authority plans to conduct a sediment management study for Tarbela Dam to tackle decreasing water storage capacity in the reservoir due to sedimentation.
ISLAMABAD, Nov 22: Power consumers are likely to experience five to eight hours of electricity loadshedding for over a month, from the last week of December when provinces go for annual canal closure, resulting in substantial reduction in hydropower generation.
KARACHI, Nov 11: Experts speaking at a workshop on Thursday highlighted the need for conducting a fresh study on Manchhar — the freshwater lake that has been ruined by agricultural effluents and sewage over the years — before making any decision for installation of treatment plants to help restore the lake to its original form.
LAHORE, Oct 27: The 72MW Khan Khwar Hydropower Project was successfully put on test-run on Wednesday after its completion with a cost of Rs8.3 billion.
The project, which is already contributing to the national grid, is likely to start its commercial operation in couple of weeks.
ISLAMABAD, July 29: Heavy downpour across the country on Thursday caused ‘high’ to ‘exceptionally high floods’ in almost all rivers, causing losses of life and property and a widespread population displacement.
TAXILA, July 4: A serious water crisis looms over the twin cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad as water available in the Khanpur Dam, one of the few sources, is just enough for at most two-week supply.
Officials at the reservoir said the water level had dropped to alarming level because of persistent dry spell as well as soaring temperatures. Haro River, which feeds the dam, is also fast drying up.
On Sunday, water in the reservoir dropped to the 1,916 feet mark, just six feet about the dead level.
LAHORE (February 26 2010): The Mangla dam on river Jhelum and Chashma barrage on the river Indus have reached their dead level after discharging the water stored in these reservoirs. Experts say that the water deficit country would have to rely on run of the four rivers' water for generating hydro-power and irrigating the wheat and other Rabi crops till April.