NA: (Dasu Hydropower Project to be completed in 2020)

ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly was informed on Wednesday that 2,160 megawatt Dasu Hydropower Project will be completed in December 2020.

During question hour, Minister of State for Natural Resources Jam Kamal told the House that PC-1 for the project has been approved by ECNEC. He said contract for construction of 132 KV transmission line from Duber to Dasu has also been awarded.

To a question, Jam Kamal said various projects under execution to make hydropower houses more efficient. He said the upgradation and refurbishment of Mangla Power Station has been planned to increase the efficiency of turbines and reliability of Hydraulic equipment.

He said it will also increase the generation capacity of Mangla Power Station from 1000 to 1310 MW. Similarly, upgradation and modernization of Warsak Hydroelectric Power Station will regain the lost capacity of 53 MW.

To a question, he said Munda Dam Hydropower Project is in detailed engineering design phase and it will be constructed in seven years.

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