SUKKUR: Former President of Pakistan and Co-Chairman PPP Mr Asif Ali Zardari on Monday performed stone laying ceremony of two hydro power projects to be constructed on Nara and Rohri canals at a cost of 84 million dollars near Sukkur.
PPP Co-chairman accompanied by Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah and Bakhtawar Bhutto Zardari, laid down foundation stone of two hydro power projects. One of them would be constructed on Nara Canal while the other on Rohri Canal near Sukkur. PPP Co-Chairman said that Nara Hydro Power Project to be constructed at RD-26 of Nara Canal at a cost of 47.6 million dollars. It would generate 15MW electricity. Talking about Rohri Hydro Power Project, he said that it would be built at RD-15 of Rohri Canal. Its capacity in the peak season is 9 MW and its construction cost would come to 36.4 million dollars.
Former President Asif Ali Zardari appreciated the Sindh government efforts for following the guidelines of Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto for investing in power generation. “Once these both the projects become operational it would create great impact on local economy,” he said. Moreover, Asif Ali Zardari said that another mega project of 40MW hydro power project will also be installed at Guddu barrage.
Talking about Sukkur Barrage the PPP co-chairman said that without changing its structure, a rehabilitation study of the barrage would be conducted. “This barrage is an state of art. It has revolutionized the economy of the province. Therefore, it would be protected and strengthened,” he vowed.
He directed that these two projects should be completed within given time duration of two and a half years. Earlier consultant hydro power projects Khursheed Ahmed Jamali briefed ex-president regarding the projects.
On this occasion Sindh Minister for finance and energy Syed Murad Ali Shah, Sindh Minister for food and Health Jam Mehtab Dahar, MPA Syed Nasir Hussain Shah, Officers of the concerned departments including PPP activists were also present.
Asif Zardari inaugrate stone laying ceremony of two hydro power projects