EU interested in financing Munda Dam
March 2, 2012
ISLAMABAD: The European Union has expressed interest in financing Munda Dam and establishing small hydropower projects in an effort to help resolve the energy crisis and contribute to development of far-flung areas.
Head of EU Delegation to Pakistan Ambassador Lars-Gunnar Weigmark stated this during a meeting with Federal Water and Power Minister Naveed Qamar here on Thursday.
Weigmark said the EU was keen to invest in Pakistan’s power sector to help resolve the energy crisis.
Briefing the minister about EU’s country programme for Pakistan, he said rural development, good governance and better use of water were their priority areas under the programme. The EU has planned to establish community-based hydropower projects in 1,000 union councils of Malakand and small hydropower plants in northern areas and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa. Thirty million euros have been allocated for hydropower plants in northern areas.
The EU has also granted 70 million euros for rehabilitating and upgrading two power plants in Multan and Faisalabad.
For Balochistan, the EU has designed a programme for installing solar pumps. Some of the European countries are already funding water, power and energy conservation projects individually or in collaboration with donors in Pakistan.
Naveed Qamar said the energy sector of Pakistan was very huge and had a big potential for investment. “The government is working on various small and mega projects to generate electricity for meeting future needs. We are focusing on hydropower and indigenous resources for cheaper electricity,” he said.
Qamar said work on the proposal for establishing small hydropower projects in northern areas and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa would be expedited. He asked the delegation to also consider investing in biofuel, anti-flood and alternative energy projects
EU interested in financing Munda Dam – The Express Tribune
WAPDA - Water WingPRESENT STATUS OF DIAMER BASHA DAM:
The Feasibility Study completed.
Review of the Feasibility Study is completed. Detailed Engineering Design and Preparation of Tender Documents is underway.
Excavation of Adits, Trenches, Drilling of boreholes and Topographic Surveys completed.
Micro Seismic Monitoring System has been installed at the dam site. Data retrieval is in progress.
Two Nos. Strong Motion Accelerographs have been installed at dam site.
Cadastral Survey is in progress to collect information for land acquisition, replacement, and re-location of people & for Resettlement Action Plan (RAP).
92 % Construction work of Officer’s hostel and laboratory is completed.
Vocational Training Institute is established at Chillas, to make readily available skilled and semi skilled labour at site.
Climatological data is collected regularly and an additional Automatic Meteorological Station is being established at dam site.
Model studies for Diversion Works and sectional model of spillway completed. Construction of Comprehensive Model of at IRI, Nandipur is completed and testing in progress.
PC-I of Land Acquisition for DBDP submitted to GOP, for approval.
Revised PC-I for up gradation of KKH from Manshra to Dam site is under approval by ECNEC.
A bridge at Thakot on Indus River is under construction by NHA. Rs. 302.600 million allocated in PSDP 2007-08. Progress is 12%.
Rock Mechanics Testing Programme in Adits and at dam site is being planned.
Tentative project cost as estimated by Diamer Basha Consultants is US $ 8.505 Billion.
Hydrology and Sediment Data is collected regularly.
Samples for Trial Mix Design collected from the site are being tested in CMTL and PCSIR Laboraties.
The Consultants have completed 90% Detailed Engineering Design work upto Feburary 2008. Rs.500million allocated for Detailed Engineering Design in PSDP 2007-08.
the work must be speed up now.
there is a predicted severe shortage of water and power in coming years so we must start with constructions as quickly as possible.
Iran and India are setting off a crazed development pace in the region. Then there is China :-@ ... Gulf states (Dubai is practically next doors). Also newly independent former Soviet republics the other - rich stans, and it seems Pak's falling back. Like Canads to the US, Pak should make hay while the sun shines and become India's bijlee-paani (power & water), cement, fertiliser + food supplier.
Big money :-$ .
And that's with being in the middle of a war.
And only the Southern States of India are developing fast. India still has more poor than Africa and places like Bihar and Uttar Pradesh look like Sub saharan Africa, and India is no where near the war zone of the Pak-Afghan region. We should see when war OF terror ends how fast Pakistan develops.
Last edited by Omar1984; 03-15-2012 at 09:58 AM.
Karachi: Port Grand Food Street, Asia's largest modern food resort
And that too built while Pakistan was in the middle of a war.
More of Asia's largest food resort built in Pakistan while Pakistan was in the middle of a war.
Asia's largest modern food resort is in Pakistan built when Pakistan was in the middle of a war.
Thhis video looks like it was shot in a developed European country but in fact it was shot in Karachi, Pakistan:
Prince Nikolaos of Greece visiting Port Grand
Some pictures of development in Rawalpindi
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