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    Small Hydro Projects In Pakistan New Season

  • ADB approves $1.8m for KP hydro-power projects

    8 million for preparation of a hydro-power development plan for Khyber Pakhtunkhwa...

    While the government has a plan to invest in the power sector projects, there is a need to conduct a detailed due diligence to process the clean energy investment project and loan, the bank said...

  • Troubled waters: India fast-tracks hydro projects in held Kashmir

    India has fast-tracked hydropower projects worth $15 billion in India-held Kashmir in recent months, three federal and state officials said, ignoring warnings from Islamabad that power stations on rivers flowing into Pakistan will disrupt water supplies...

    The swift approval of projects that had languished for years came after Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi suggested last year that sharing the waterways could be conditional on...

  • India fast-tracks hydro projects in held Kashmir

    NEW DELHI: India has fast-tracked hydropower projects worth $15 billion in held Kashmir in recent months, three federal and state officials said, ignoring warnings from Islamabad that power stations on rivers flowing into Pakistan will disrupt water supplies...

    The swift approval of projects that had languished for years came after Prime Minister Narendra Modi suggested last year that sharing the waterways could be conditional on...

  • Wapda to contribute Rs271bn to hydro projects from its revenue

    LAHORE: The Water and Power Development Autho­rity (Wapda) will contribute Rs271 billion as equity for three mega hydropower ­projects, it has emerged...

    This followed after the authority completed three previous much-delayed hydro­­­power projects under a fast-track policy and ­generated nearly Rs80bn in revenue...

  • $425m sought for Swat hydro projects

    ISLAMABAD: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government is seeking $425 million from the World Bank group to develop run-of-river hydropower projects on Swat River Basin which has an estimated energy potential of 2,000MW...

    The proposed funding by the WB will be the first engagement with the KP government in the hydropower sector through its executing agency, Pakhtunkhwa Energy Development Organisation (PEDO), which has some experience of...

  • Wapda seeks 80pc tariff hike to pay hydro profits to Punjab, KP

    The Water and Power Development Authority (Wapda) has sought more than 80 per cent increase in tariff to pay around Rs88 billion hydropower profit to Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa during the next fiscal year...

    Wapda has a generation capacity of about 7,000-megawatt or almost one-third of the country’s total power generation
  • Hydro-diplomacy

    WE are a hydro-society where historically our livelihoods, settlements, wealth and culture were defined and inspired by water...

    Despite the importance of water for Pakistan, we have transformed from a water-abundant state to one of ‘perceived’ scarcity...

  • ‘Hydro-diplomacy’

    APROPOS Usman Mirza’s article ‘Hydro-diplomacy’ (July 5)...

    Pakistan is facing a shortfall of around 40MAF (million acre-feet) today which may rise to 100MAF by 2025...

  • Tariff for small hydropower projects delayed

    ISLAMABAD: Amid much focus on developing power projects on imported liquefied natural gas (LNG) for quick results, the government is delaying a notification on upfront tariff for small hydropower projects...

    Informed sources told Dawn that the sponsors of a number of small hydropower projects, mostly in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Azad Kashmir, had been engaged with respective governments for development of small projects of up to 25MW...

  • India unveil six new Test venues for new home season

    NEW DELHI: Often accused of not taking cricket's longest format seriously, India unveiled six new Test venues on Thursday and announced a busy 2016-17 home season when they will play 13 Tests against four visiting teams...

    “I welcome the new Test venues hosting this prestigious format of cricket and their arrival will take Test match cricket to every corner of the country,” BCCI president Anurag Thakur said...

  • Big Apple, small bites: A Karachite in New York

    In response to this article on a Pakistani's visit to New York, Misbah Manzoor Khashkheli presents her own experience of a stay in the mega-metropolis of New York City...

    The concrete jungle of New York is home to millions of faces, dreams and realities...

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