Pakistan Agriculture News

Water Resource Division, hydro projects get Rs65b under PSDP

ISLAMABAD – The government has allocated Rs65 billion for Water Resource Division and hyro projects in the next budget under the Public Sector Development Programme.

The allocations included Rs23 billion for Diamer-Bhasha Dam.

Of the total allocation of Rs63 billion for the Water Resource Division, Rs25.52 billion had been allocated for new projects and Rs37.60 billion for the ongoing schemes while Mohmand Dam Hydropower Project (dam part) is the only new project being funded by the federal government for which Rs2000 million had been allocated in the PSDP.

Of the new 22 projects of the Water Resource Division, 16 are unapproved, for which an allocation of Rs25525.265 million had been made and Rs23680.350 had been allocated for the Diamer-Bhasha Dam project while Rs2 billion had been allocated for the remaining 21 projects.

The total allocation for the ongoing water resource projects had been estimated at Rs37601.230 million. These projects included Balochistan Effluent Disposal into RBODIII Jaffarabad, Nasirabad, Jacobabad,Qamar Shahdadkot (Rs1600 million), channelization of Nullah Deg (Rs 500 million), construction of 100 small dams in Balochistan (Package-III 20 Dams) (Rs100 million), construction of 100 dams in Balochistan (Package-II) 26 dams (Rs 200 million), construction of 100 small dams in Tehsil Dobandi, Gulistan Killa Abdullah (Rs100 million), construction of 20 small dams in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (Rs 500 million), construction of Basool Dam Tehsil Ormara, District Gwadar (Rs500 million), construction of Fall Structure of Nara Canal Resection of Ranto Canal RD 0-72, Strengthening of Jamro Canal Sindh (Rs197.495 million), construction of Ghabir Dam Chakwal (Rs400 million), construction of Mangi Dam Quetta (Rs500) million, construction of Sanam, Palai and Kundal dams (Rs300 million), Pissijal Dam and Command Area Development Khuzdar (Rs100 million), construction of small dams in district Manshera (Rs400 million), small dams in Tehsil Khaliqabad, Kalat (Rs100 million), construction of small storage dams, delay action dams, recharge weirs and ISSO barriers in Sindh (Rs1000 million), Darwat Dam project Jamshoro/Dadu (Rs 1000 million), feasibility study for development of water resources in Balochistan for construction of small dams and medium dams (Rs65.630 million), water sector capacity building and advisory services project (WCAP) (Rs 50 million), irrigation system rehabilitation project Punjab (Phase-I) (Rs10 million), Kachhi Canal Project (Phase-I) Dera Bugti, Naseerabad, Bolan and Jhal Magsi (Rs1000 million), Kurram Tangi Multipurpose Dam Storage-I (Keitu Weir Irrigation and Power) Project North Waziristan Agency (Rs1000 million), lining of distributaries and minors in Sindh (Rs10 million), lining of irrigation channels (distributaries & minors) in Punjab (Rs10 million), Makhi Farash Link Canal Project (Chotiari Phase-II) for water supply to Thar Coal Project (Rs100 million), Nai Gaj Dam Project Dadu (Sindh) (Rs500 million), Naulong Storage Dam Project Jhal Magsi (Rs5 million), normal/emergent flood programme (Rs100 million), provision of groundwater for industrial sector in Gwadar (Rs238.545 million), raising of Baran Dam (Rs200 million), raising of Mangla Dam project (Rs500 million), rehabilitation of irrigation system in KP (Rs10 million), remedial measures to control water-logging in Muzaffargarh and TP link canals Kot Addu, remodeling of Warsak Canal System in Peshawar and Nowshera (Rs 100 million), research studies on drainage, land reclamation, water management and use of drainage water (IWASRI, MONA,LIM) in all provinces (Rs20 million), revamping/rehabilitation of irrigation and drainage system of Sindh (Rs10 million), shores protection of Pasni Balochistan, Toiwar/Batozai storage dam, district Qilla Saifullah (Rs500 million), construction of Papin Dam (Rs100 million), Gruk storage dam district Kharan (Rs500 million).

The total allocation for six new hydo projects had been estimated at Rs2387 million of which Rs205 million is foreign component while the remaining is to be funded with local component.

However, only one new project is to be funded by the government while the remaining will be self-financed by Wapda.

Mohmand Dam Hydropower Project (dam part) is the only new project being funded by the federal government for which Rs2000 million had been allocated in the PSDP which include Rs 1800 million is local component while the remaining is foreign exchange component.

Chitral Hydel Power Station Capacity Enhancement from 1 MW to 5 MW to get Rs 75 million, Dudhnial Dam Multipurpose Project Muzaffarabad Rs252 million, Dargai Malakand District KP Rs30 million, Kurram Garhi Hydroelectric Power Station Rehabilitation & Capacity Enhancement from 3.5 to 5 MW to get Rs30 million.  The total allocation for 15 ongoing hydro projects had been set at Rs135255.505 million which include Rs14368.505 million foreign exchange component (FEC). The entire ongoing hydro projects are being funded through Wapda self-financing.

Allai Khwar Hydropower Project (121MW) District Battagaram will get Rs 68 million, Dasu Hydro Power Project Stage-I (2160MW) (Rs76200 million), Dubair Khwar Hydropower Project (130 MW) District Battagaram Rs497 million, establishment of Pakistan Glacier Monitoring Network Upper Indus Basin Area Falling in KP, Gilgit Baltistan and Azad Jammu and Kashmir (Rs103 million), Golan Gol Chitral Hydro Power Project (106 MW) (Rs2733 million), Keyal Khawar Hydro Power Project in Kohistan (128MW) (Rs1079 million), Khan Khwar Hydropower Project (72 MW) district Shangla (Rs271 million), Mangla Hydropower Training Institute (HPTI) AFD Grant, Mirpur Azad Kashmir (Rs210 million), Mangla Power Station Refurbishment and Up-gradation of Generation Units (310 MW)  (Rs4985 million), Neelum Jhelum Hydro Power Project (969 MW) (Rs32516 million), Tarbela Fifth Extension Hydro Power Project (1410 MW) Swabi (Rs2282 million), Tarbela Fourth Extension Hydro Power Project (1410 MW) (Rs13898 million), Thakot Hydro Power Project (4000 MW) (Rs119 million) and Warsak Hydroelectric Power Station 2nd rehabilitation (242.96 MW) will get Rs293 million.

Source The Nation; Fawad Yousafzai