Islamabad, October 26, 2017 (PPI-OT):The Standing Committee on Water Resources met today in the Committee Room of Federal Flood Commission, Islamabad under the Chairmanship of Mr. Khalid Hussain Magsi, MNA to discuss the performance of M/o Water Resources and its attached departments. The Committee highly acknowledged the viability of Neelum Jhelum Hydel Power Project and 4th Extension project of Tarbella and urged upon the need for their early completion in order to meet the requirement of Electricity in Pakistan.
The Committee recommended that ministry may ensure the completion of all projects within given time frame as it had been observed that unnecessary delays escalated the cost of the projects which caused huge losses to the Government exchequer. The Committee further recommended that ministry may avoid initiating new projects before the completion of on-going projects to ensure the proper utilization of funds.
The Committee expressed concern that the mandate of some departments like National Transmission and Dispatched Company (NTDC) had been assigned to M/o Energy after the change in nomenclature of the ministries concerned which could affect on their overall performance as they mainly interlink with M/o Water Resources.
Earlier, Federal Minister for Water Resources, Secretary and Chairman, WAPDA briefly apprised the Committee about the efforts made by them to complete the on-going projects within given time frame and problems faced by them in this regard. MNAs, Ch. Muhammad Tufail, Lt. Col. (Retd.) Ghulam Rasul Sahi, Pir Aslam Bodla, Rao Muhammad Ajmal, Mr. Abdul Sattar Bachani, Nawab Muhammad Yousuf Talpur, Salim Rehman, Syed Waseem Hussain, Moulana Gohar Shah and Mr. Abdul Qahar Khan Wadan attended the meeting, besides officials of the Ministry.
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