Work on Tarbela 5th extension project underway

The fifth extension of Tarbela dam is in progress. In this regard Chairman Water & Power Development Authority (Wapda) Engr Lt Gen Sajjad Ghani (retd) visited Tarbela 5th Extension on Tuesday and reviewed progress project, being constructed at Tunnel No. 5 of Tarbela Dam in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Member Water, Member Power, Advisor Projects, Advisor Tarbela Dam, GM (Coordination & Monitoring) Water, GM Tarbela Dam, GM (Power) Tarbela, Project Directors Tarbela 4th and 5th Extension and Chief Engineer (Operation & Maintenance) Tarbela 4th Extension were also present on the occasion.

The chairman was briefed about construction activities being carried out simultaneously in all five areas i.e. intake, penstock and outlet, power house, tail race culvert and canal and switch yard. Implementation plan, comprising important benchmarks and their timelines, was also discussed in detail.

While addressing the meeting WAPDA Chairman said that the pace of work needed to be expedited on the project in order to start electricity generation in 2025-26.