Wapda chairman push for timely completion of Neelum Jhelum project

The chairman WAPDA made a visit to the strategically important 969 MW Neelum Jhelum Hydropower Project in 3rd week of September.
Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) Chairman Lt-Gen Muzammil Hussain (retd) has sought concerted efforts to complete the Neelum Jhelum hydropower project well in time.

He said completion of the under-construction projects in the shortest possible time is a must to rid the country of electricity shortages and stabilise the national economy.

He inspected the construction activities on the weir site located in Nauseri – 41 kilometres east of Muzaffarabad besides the main dam, composite dam, desander, and sedimentation basin and debris channel.

Later, he visited the power house site at Chattar Kalas located some 22 kilometres south of Muzaffarabad to inspect the underground power house, surge shaft and transformers hall. He also reviewed electro-mechanical works for installation of power generating units and the transformers.

Speaking on the occasion, he appreciated the pace and quality of construction work for completion of the project. It may be noted that the construction work is being carried out simultaneously on three sites of Neelum Jhelum Hydropower Project. It has four generating units with capacity of 242.25 MW each, totalling 969 MW.