Head Marala Hydro Power Project has been inaugurated by Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar. It is located near Head Marala in Sialkot. The project was established in Upper Chenab Canal (UCC) near Head Marala Barrage, over River Chenab near Sialkot. The total cost of the project has been Rs3.98 billion. The hydropower plant has the capacity of producing 7.64 megawatts electricity with 4 turbines each with a capacity of 1.9 megawatt.
This Plant has been established under the join supervision of Pakistani and Chinese Engineers. The Plant has been linked to the National Grid through a 1.5 KM-long 11,000 kilowatts main transmission line. It would produce 50.3 million units of electricity annually.
Provincial Minister for Energy Punjab Dr Muhammad Akhtar Malik, Minister for Special Education Punjab Ch. Muhammad Ikhlaq, Secretary Energy Aamir Jaan, Chairman Sialkot International Airport Limited (SIAL) Nadeem Anwar Qureshi, Chairman Prime Minister’s Youth Development Programme Usman Dar, President PTI Central Punjab Umer Dar, PTI leader Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan, Commissioner Gujranwala Division Asadullah Faiz and others were also present on the occasion.