Chairman WADPA reviewed Progress on Dasu Project

ISLAMABAD Jan 11.(INP): Pakistan Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) Chairman Lt Gen Muzammil Hussain (Retd) reviewed the progress of Dasu Hydropower Project (DHPP), being constructed on River Indus in Upper Kohistan District of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP).

According to Gwadar Pro, the China Gezhouba Group Company (CGGC) has been working on DHPP as the Main Works Contractor since 2017, which is one of the top green and low-cost energy projects in the country.

The Chairman WAPDA witnessed construction activities and held meetings with the General Manager of the project, consultants and the officials of CGGC.

Currently construction is underway simultaneously on eight sites including diversion tunnels, underground powerhouse, flushing and traffic tunnel, relocation of Karakoram Highway (KKH), right bank access roads, 132 KV transmission line and WAPDA colony and offices.

“DHPP is of immense importance for a quantum increase in green and low-cost hydel electricity in the National Grid,” said Mr. Husain and he called on the project authorities to redouble their efforts for the on-time completion of the project in accordance with construction standards.

It is apt to mention that recently General Manager DHPP, in a letter of appreciation, acknowledged the cooperation of the Engineering Department of CGGS during emergency situations in the region. “The employer recognizes the good will gesture of CGGC and appreciates the same,” reads the letter.

The 4320 MW project is being implemented in two stages; currently WAPDA is working on 2160 MW-Stage-I, which will provide 12 billion green and low-cost electricity to the National Grid annually while the Stage-II will contribute another 9 billion units to the system per annum.