WAPDA signs contract with China Company for Mangla Refurbishment Project


Islamabad, Sep 17 (TNS): The Pakistan Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) has signed a contract worth 1.68 billion rupees with China CMAC Engineering Company for Package-9 of Mangla Refurbishment Project.

This Package includes up-gradation of Mangla switchyard.

The contract signing ceremony was held at the WAPDA House, Lahore today.

WAPDA is implementing Mangla Refurbishment Project at a cost of 52.224 billion rupees.

The project, on its completion, will enhance generation capacity of the existing Mangla Hydel Power Station from 1000 megawatt (MW) to 1310 MW, thus registering an increase of 310 MW.

It may be mentioned that the USAID is providing US$150 million as grant and AFD is providing Euro 90 million as loan for Mangla Refurbishment Project, while rest of the amount is being arranged by WAPDA through loans and from its own resources.