The Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) has demanded Rs316.6bn for water and power projects under Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP) 2020-21.
The water sector projects have been divided into 3 categories according to priorities. First priority projects include (i) Mangla Dam raising-Rs 867 million; (ii) Gomal Zama Dam- Rs 7 billion; (iii) Darwat Dam- Rs 1.662 billion; (iv) Kacchi canal- Rs 4.295 billion (phase-1 part-A); (v) Rainee Canal (phase-1)- Rs 2.249 billion; (vi) Balochistan effluent disposal into RBOD-Rs 1.443 billion; and (vii) lining of Muzaffargar and TP Link Canals-Rs 687 million.
The second priority projects are: (i) Kurram Tangi Dam (stage-1) – Rs 6.192 billion; and (ii) Nai Gaj Dam-Rs 10.800 billion.
The third priority projects are (i) Naulong Dam-Rs 3.5 billion; (ii) Kachhi canal project( phases-1-Part B) remaining work (irrigated area 30,000 acres-Rs 12 billion); and (iii) feasibility study, detailed engineering design and preparation of tender documents of Murunj dam project-Rs 200 million.
Furthermore Wapda has sought Rs 139.796 billion for 15 Power related projects which include: (i) Golan Gol Project-Rs 1.003 billion; (ii) Tarbela 4th Extension- Rs 5.057 billion; (iii) Naleem Jhelum hydropower project-Rs 18.069 billion; (iv) Dasu Hydropower Project Rs 85.374 billion; (v) Keyal Khwar project-Rs 1.958 billion; (vi) Tarbela 5th extension- Rs 12.491 billion; (vii) refurbishment and upgradation of generation units Mangla- Rs 9.905 billion; (viii)Warsak Hydroelectric power station 2nd rehabilitation- Rs 4.350 billion; (ix) Chitral HPS capacity enhancement-Rs 263 million; (x) rehabilitation of Dargai HPS- Rs 150 million; (xi) Dudhnial Dam Project (feasibility study)-Rs 190 million; (xii) Patten Hydropower (feasibility study)- Rs 160 million; (xiii) Establishment of Hydropower Training Institute Mangla-Rs 155 million; (xiv ) establishment of glacier monitoring network- Rs 580 million; and (xv) Ghazi Barotha Hydropower project (feasibility)-Rs 101 million.