WAPDA’s ROLE AS DEVELOPMENT ENTITY
• The primary development role of WAPDA has been revived. It is now focusing only on Hydel Development and Water Sector Projects to support the national economy and poverty alleviation through improved Hydel-Thermal mix of Power Generation, provision of electricity at affordable price and most pertinently perspective planning and timely execution of Projects to meet the Water and Power demand of the growing population, agriculture and industry of the country.
• WAPDA has now undertaken Vision 2025 Programme comprising a comprehensive integrated Water Resources and Hydro Power Development.
• Five Mega Hydropower Projects have been announced by President of Pakistan which are to be completed by 2016 with Generation Capacity of 9,500 MW. The total cost of these Projects will be US$20.3 Billion. Two Projects are ready for awarding construction works whereas three Projects are in the stage of feasibility studies and preparation of tender documents.
• In addition to above, there are 14 new Projects which are under study for construction with Generation Capacity of 20,770 MW with expected construction cost US$ 32.15 Billion. The Projects will be located on River Indus and its Tributaries.
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