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  • Three labourers die in Neelum-Jhelum hydropower project accident

    MUZAFFARABAD: At least three labourers were killed and 10 others, including two Chinese engineers, were wounded Monday when a blast occurred inside a tunnel at a construction site for a major dam project in Mujohi area near Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK)'s capital city of Muzaffarabad...

    Read: Neelum-Jhelum project may be further delayed, faces Rs50bn shortageThe 969MW Neelum-Jhelum Hydropower Project was scheduled to become operational...

  • PPP calls on Wapda, govt to address concerns regarding Neelum-Jhelum project

    PPP's Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) chapter on Sunday called upon the federal government and the Water and Power Development Authority (Wapda) to address the concerns of the people of Muzaffarabad before commissioning the Neelum-Jhelum Hydroelectric Project (NJHP) in the area...

    Talking to a group of journalists at his residence in Muzaffarabad, PPP regional president Chaudhry Latif Akbar said that Wapda should construct water bodies...

  • Govt set to launch Neelum-Jhelum power project despite Wapda's lack of planning

    ISLAMABAD: The government is ready to launch the Rs515 billion Neelum-Jhelum hydropower project in February next year, even though the Water and Power Develop­ment Authority (Wapda) is far from completing its basic requirements...

    This has unnerved the key government institutions directly or indirectly which fear that technically and legally ill-planned launch of the strategic project could lead to an embarrassing repeat of the...

  • Neelum-Jhelum hydel project’s reservoir being filled with water

    LAHORE: With substantial work on the 969MW Neelum-Jhelum Hydropower Project (NJHP) having been completed, the authorities began filling its reservoir with water on Tuesday...

    Located on the Neelum river in Azad Jammu and Kashmir, the project situated in a mountainous area is often described as a marvel of engineering, as 90 per cent of it is under ground...

  • Committee to analyse privatisation of Neelum-Jhelum Power Project

    ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Thursday chaired the 15th meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Energy at Prime Minister House during which it was decided that a committee will be formed to look into the possibility of privatising the Neelum-Jhelum Power Project...

    The meeting which lasted nearly four hours, was given a detailed briefing on project and PM Nawaz expressed his displeasure over the undue delays in the project...

  • Protesting Neelum-Jhelum power project employees demand induction into Wapda

    Some 300 non-gazetted employees of the NJHP Company, a subsidiary of the Water and Power Development Authority (Wapda) executing the Neelum-Jhelum Hydroelectric Project (NJHP), have been protesting non-fulfilment of their demands, including their induction into Wapda, for three days near the project site...

    The protesters claim they were recruited to work for Wapda, but later classified as employees of the NJHP Company, which they...

  • Neelum-Jhelum hydropower project may be privatised

    ISLAMABAD: In order to ensure its early completion, the PML-N government may either involve the private sector in construction of the 969MW Neelum-Jhelum hydropower project or completely privatise it...

    Nawaz Sharif visited the project site soon after assuming the charge as prime minister in June 2013 and issued directives for its completion within the 2013-14 fiscal year...

  • Neelum-Jhelum power project set to miss deadline

    LAHORE: The 969MW Neelum-Jhelum hydropower project is set to miss even repeatedly extended deadline of June 2017 and create more troubles for the PML-N government to overcome loadshedding and fulfil its electoral promise of smooth power supplies before next elections in 2018...

    The first unit of the project was scheduled to come online by mid-2017, followed by three more units by the end of the year...

  • Neelum-Jhelum power project delays irk PM

    LAHORE: Taking exception to some fundamental delays in the execution of the 969MW Neelum-Jhelum hydropower project which, according to him, could cause the loss of the entire project, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has asked the Water and Power Development Authority (Wapda) and the project’s (NJHP) management to either get their act together or be ready to face the consequences...

    In a letter (1(51)/DS(EA-II)/2015) issued by the PM...

  • Neelum-Jhelum power project gets record Rs100bn financing

    KARACHI: A consortium of 16 banks has arranged Rs100 billion sukuk for the Neelum-Jhelum Hydropower Project in what is the country’s biggest ever funds mobilisation for a public sector entity...

    The National Bank of Pakistan (NBP), which leads the consortium, has the largest share (of around Rs35bn) in the funds being raised under Shariah-compliant tool...

  • Neelum-Jhelum power project nears Rs404bn financial close

    GARHI DUPATTA (Muzaffar­abad): With a Rs404 billion funding for a strategic 969-megawatt Neelum-Jhelum Hydropower Project (NJHP) in sight and physical progress in advance stages, the Water and Power Development Authority (Wapda) wants the federal government to charge mark-up on foreign loans at par with provinces to ensure economic and commercial viability of cheaper sources of power generation...

    “Financial constraints of the project...

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