SIALKOT-The Head Marala Hydropower Project completed at a cost of Rs3.98 billion with China’s assistance has become functional .
Two turbines of 1.9 megawatts each were made functional after their successful test, said Deputy Commissioner Dr. Farrukh Naveed. The project has been established in Upper Chenab Canal (UCC) near Head Marala Barrage over River Chenab here with total cost of Rs.3.98 billion under the supervision of the Chinese engineers.
It has the total capacity of producing 7.64 megawatts electricity with four turbines of 1.9 megawatts capacity, out of which the two turbines were made functional after their successful tests conducted under the joint supervision of Pakistani and Chinese engineers.
Provincial Secretary Energy Punjab Asad Rehman Gillani visited the project.
The Chinese and Pakistani engineers gave detailed briefing to the provincial secretary. Later, the provincial secretary told the newsmen that the Head Marala Hydropower plant has been linked with the national grid. He said that the plant would produce 50.3 million units electricity annually. Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif would soon inaugurate the project, he added.