Lahore: August 16, 2017. Tarbela Dam today filled to its maximum storage level of 1550 feet above mean sea level.
It is worth mentioning that 6.17 MAF water, maximum live storage capacity of Tarbela, has been stored in the reservoir for irrigation and power generation.
Pakistan needs one dam every decade to tackle water woes: WAPDA Chairman
August 15, 2017: The Pakistan Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) Chairman Lt Gen Muzammil Hussain (R) today visited Nai Gaj and Darawat dams located in districts Dadu and Jamshoro of Sindh province respectively.
Lahore – August 14, 2017: A graceful ceremony was held here today at WAPDA House to celebrate the Independence Day with national zeal. WAPDA Member (Power) Badrul Munir Murtiza was the chief guest on the occasion who hoisted the National Flag followed by the National Anthem that was sung by the students of WAPDA schools in consonance with the main flag hoisting ceremony at Islamabad.
WAPDA Member (Finance) Anwar-ul-Haq, Advisor Projects Nasir Hanif, HRD General Manager Brig (R) Shoaib Taqi and WAPDA senior officers and employees were also present on the occasion.
The students of WAPDA schools presented national songs in the ceremony.
The students also enthralled the spectators with their speeches highlighting importance of freedom as well as responsibilities to safeguarding it. The Chief Guest lauded the performance of the students and teachers of WAPDA schools and gave away prizes
to them. He also presented gifts to the children of deceased WAPDA employees.
It is pertinent to mention that a huge National Flag, especially prepared for the Independence Day measuring 100 feet x 40 feet and weighing 180 kilograms, has also been hung on WAPDA House.
Lahore-August 12, 2017: Following the delay of more than a decade, the construction of Kachhi Canal Project will finally be completed by third week of August followed by filling of water to test the main canal and its structures, while formal commissioning of Kachhi Canal is scheduled by end August 2017 with release of water into the distribution system for irrigation of 72000 acres of virgin land in Dera Bugti district of Balochistan province.
Lahore – July 28, 2017: The strategically important Neelum Jhelum Hydropower Project (NJHP) is fast heading towards its completion, and is scheduled to start electricity generation with commissioning of its first generating unit by February 2018.