Lahore: Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) Chairman Lt-Gen (retired) Muzammil Hussain has announced that the construction work on the Dasu Hydropower Project is proceeding swiftly — with the venture expected to initiate electricity generation in the second half of 2024, according to news sources.
The chairman further mentioned that six units of the projects’ Stage-I, with a total generation capacity of 2160-MW, would be finished by early 2025. He also took the opportunity to personally examine the developmental progress made on the project, and proceeded to inspect the construction work at the main access tunnel that leads to the power house, project offices, a colony, and two diversion tunnels.
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Chairman Hussain was also briefed about the progress on the main civil and preliminary works under the project area. Moreover, it was revealed that the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government, in-conjunction with the district administration, had already initiated the process of land acquisition for the project; with work in this regard expected to be completed by June this year.
In addition to the aforementioned projects, the construction work on seven additional contracts pertaining to the development of infrastructure in the area is also currently underway. These ventures include the relocation of Karakoram Highway, and the development of right bank access roads, a 132-Kv transmission line, and a grid station to supply electricity from Duber Khwar Hydel Power Station to the site and its nearby areas.
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