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    How Has The Tarbela Dam Affected Pakistan

  • Tarbela Dam workers protest low wages, lack of facilities

    SWABI: Workers of Tarbela Dam’s fourth extension project on Tuesday held a protest here against low wages and lack of other facilities...

    The Awami Labour Union (ALU) had given call for the protest meeting which was held in the cricket ground in the front of Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology...

  • Tarbela dam safety devices out of order for four decades

    ISLAMABAD: The federal government has stopped irrigation and water authorities from accelerating the inflow of water into the Tarbela dam, desp­ite healthy river flows, after learning that the dam’s piezometers — devices that assess dam safety — have been out of order for nearly four decades...

    The decision was taken at a meeting chaired by Minister for Water and Power Khwaja Mohammad Asif...

  • Sports gala at Tarbela Dam colony

    SWABI: Active participation in sports and extra-curricular activities can keep the youth away from social evils and it is the responsibility of the entire society to provide a friendly environment to the children so they could maintain their physical fitness...

    This was stated by officers of Tarbela Dam, teachers and sportsmen at the inaugural ceremony of 20-day sports gala in the Right Bank Colony here on Tuesday...

  • Government decides against de-sedimentation of Tarbela dam

    ISLAMABAD: With Tarbela Dam having lost over 35 per cent of its storage capacity, the government has decided against de-sedimentation of the reservoir, fearing an irreparable loss to downstream river, irrigation and engineering systems...

    The decision has been taken on the basis of latest hydrographic survey and sedimentation study, according to Water and Power Minister Khwaja Mohammad Asif...

  • Work halted on Tarbela Dam extension project

    SWABI: A Chinese company has stopped work on the intake section of the Tarbela Dam Fourth Extension Project due to alarming rise in the water level at the reservoir, Dawn learnt on Tuesday...

    As a result, about 300 workers of the intake section have been laid off...

  • Water released as Tarbela Dam filled to capacity

    HARIPUR: The Tarbela Dam has been filled to its maximum conservation level and the surplus water is being flushed out through spillways and the tunnels, official sources told Dawn here on Tuesday...

    “The reservoir touched its maximum storage capacity mark of 1,550 feet during early hours of Tuesday and the electricity generation also rose to 4,888 megawatts,” said an official source, adding the total inflow of water was recorded at...

  • Dasu dam affected seek agreement

    MANSEHRA: An 80-member committee of those affected by the Dasu hydropower project has asked the government to ink an agreement with them on nine points mutually agreed last week otherwise they would not allow the work on the project site...

    Members of the committee met at Barsin area in Dasu to evolve a future line of action as they said that the district administration was yet to sign an agreement with them...

  • Irsa stops filling Tarbela ahead of monsoon

    ISLAMABAD: Amid troubled construction work, the Indus River System Authority (Irsa) has stopped filling the Tarbela dam to make way for the expected heavy inflow of water during the monsoon season...

    A senior Irsa official told Dawn that water level in the reservoir had crossed the 1,511 feet mark almost a week ahead of the July 10 target date, after construction work on the Tarbela 4th Extension Project saw an unfortunate accident...

  • 60 Chinese workers sent home from Tarbela

    SWABI: Over 60 Chinese engineers and workers of Tarbela Dam fourth extension project have been sent back home recently and it is not yet known when their replacement would reach Tarbela Dam to accelerate construction activities, sources in the China camp told this correspondent here on Wednesday...

    They said that it was not known whether their replacement would reach from China or local engineers and workers would be hired by the...

  • Wapda chief stresses timely completion of Tarbela project

    LAHORE: The Water and Power Development Authority (Wapda) chairman on Wednesday asked officers concerned to closely monitor timeline of the Tarbela 4th extension acceleration programme, besides ensuring that approved construction standards are followed...

    He visited the project site to review its progress, which, according to the new schedule, should start operating by June 2017...

  • Politicians accused of hoodwinking people over power supply from Tarbela

    SWABI: Leaders of various political parties here have been telling the people for the last five years that they will soon get direct and uninterrupted supply of electricity from the Tarbela Dam...

    Consumers in Swabi also thought that their dream of uninterrupted power supply would come true and also the single industrial zone of the district, Gadoon Amazai Industrial Estate, would flourish with the reopening of several closed units......

  • Chinese firm stops work on new Tarbela power house

    SWABI: Sinohydro, the Chinese company executing Tarbela Dam’s fourth extension project here, has stopped construction on the new power house for an indefinite period after six persons, including three Chinese and a Pakistani engineer, were killed when scaffolding at an under-construction site came down on Sunday morning, Dawn learnt here on Monday...

    Sources in the company said it was not clear when construction on the ill-fated site...

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