Pakistan Agriculture News

Neelum-Jhelum project enters final stage

LAHORE:  The 969-megawatt (MW) Neelum-Jhelum Hydropower Project – a hydel power generating scheme of strategic importance – is in its final stage of completion, a press release issued by the Water and Power Development Authority (Wapda) said on Friday.

It further listed completion of dam and start of water filling in the reservoir, completion of water way system comprising 51.5-kilometre long tunnels, installation of turbines, generators, transformers and other electro-mechanical equipment in the powerhouse, and dry testing of electro-mechanical equipment, as the infrastructural operational ‘milestones’ achieved.

“The transmission line by the NTDC is expected to be completed by the end of this month, while water filling (pressurisation) of water way system will commence during first week of January 2018,” the release said.