1st unit of Tarbela 4th extension project’s starts generation next month

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ISLAMABAD, Jan 22 (TNS): The first unit of Tarbela 4th Extension Power Project having capacity of 470 megawatt will start generation next month.

The project would cost 920 million dollars and additional 1410 MW cheaper hydel electricity would be generated after completion.

Project Director of Tarbela 4th Extension Power Project Shoail Khan in an interview on Sunday said that over all physical work on the project has reached at 91.88 per cent so far.

He said the 470 MW capacity second unit would start generation by April this year followed by third unit in May.

He said three units of 470 MW each were being installed at the power house which would enhance the total electricity generation to 4888 MW from the existing 3478 MW.

Sohail Khan said the World Bank had provided  840 million dollars for the project while Water and Power Development Authority arranged the remaining  80 million dollars.