LAHORE The Kalabgh Dam project has become a complicated issue. All the hydropower projects will be constructed with consensus among the provinces. This was said by newly-appointed Water and Power Minister Syed Naveed Qamar while talking to reporters after attending a workshop here on Saturday. The minister, however, avoided to give a deadline about ending the power loadshedding. There will be less loadshedding during the coming summer as compares to the last year, Mr Naveed said and added that 2,000 MW of electricity would be added in the system soon. The minister, however, revealed that speedy work has been initiated on various power projects, with some of them to be completed very soon. Earlier, he presided over the International Workshop on Floods organized by Pakistan Engineering Congress. To a question, he said that he was not able to give any date for ending the loadshedding. To another question about the on-going gas loadshedding crisis, the federal minister said the things would improve with the improvement of weather. Naveed said that shares of the OGDCL and power sector would be floated in different phases in next three years. Earlier while speaking on the occasion Qamar said that recommendations which came as a result of this workshop would be helpful to develop a strategy to cope with floods in future. Speaking on the occasion, Engineer Husnain Ahmed, the president of the Engineering Congress said that we must create national consensus over issues such as construction of dams in the prime national interest. He said that creation of an effective and efficient flood management system was not a simple recipe, rather it involves a large number of controllable and uncontrollable parameters, chiefly depending on topography of the area. Pakistan has great variations in its topography, which accordingly, possess greater challenge to flood managers involving both structural as well as non structural measures. There was a need of reviewing flood forecasting and early warning system, which includes identification of additional locations for the installation of additional weather radars, he said. The workshop was attended by representatives of the WWF, International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage and Pakistan National Committee on Irrigation and Drainage.