Neelum Jhelum project to be completed by 2017

ISLAMABAD (Online): Muhammad Zubair Director of Neelam Jhelum project on Tuesday said that over 73 percent work on hydro project has been completed which would be operational by 2017. “Neelum Jhelum hydro power plant is a most significant assignment and being constructed at the hefty cost of 414 billion”, he said while talking to ‘Online’. He further said that transformer hall has been completed over 82pc and will be comprised of 13 transformers but for now six of them are at working place and would be installed in the month of October. One hydraulic gate has been installed on dam while rest of other two gates will be set up by October to December this year.

Over 13 km concrete line out of 24 km has been furnished and tunnel boring machine replaced at the worth of $697 million as work on tunnel was halted after disaster but the progress getting momentum after replacing new boring machine, he added.

Around 1388 engineers mostly are foreigners are working on project and at that time total expenditures of project is Rs.168 billion while $20 billion and $576 billion debt will be given by National Bank and China Exim Bank respectively in the upcoming two months to complete the project till 2017.

CDTO delegation meets Secretary BOI

ISLAMABAD (Online): CEO, China Datang Overseas Investment Co. Ltd (CDTO) Liu, along with his delegation and K-Electric Limited met with Iftihar Babar, Secretary, Board of Investment to probe the Government of Pakistan Power policies/incentives offered for the projects falling under CPEC. The Secretary, Board of Investment, Iftikhar Babar, highlighted the investment policy and incentives available in Pakistan and also informed them that the Board of Investment is mandated to promote FDI and provide facilitation to foreign/ local investors and provide one window facilitation etc. China being the best friend of Pakistan can help and make investment in the power sector to minimise the energy crisis in Pakistan.

The company specialises in power production and supply, and power related coal mine development and production, as well as related professional technical services. It owns a power generation portfolio of 118,000MW, 80 percent of which is coal based.

ADB to assist PEDO in power generation sector in KP

PESHAWAR (APP): Asian Development Bank (ADB) has agreed to provide technical assistance to Pakhtunkhwa Energy Development Organisation (PEDO) in utilization of available resources in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa for power generation. ADB has suggested to PEDO to chalk out 15-year energy development roadmap to expeditiously execute the important projects in energy sector in the province, an official of PEDO said here on Tuesday. It was said that ADB would hire services of international consultants for development in energy sector in KP. The consultants would utilize hydel and solar resources available in the province and provide energy in the deprived areas.

The official further said that small power generation houses would also be installed at community level while ADB would assist in preparation of feasibility studies for different projects in power sector besides providing technical assistance and investment.

PEDO would work as strategic alliance between the government of KP and ADB for development of Energy Roadmap, he added.

Wi-tribe focuses on ‘Innovating Smarter Lifestyles’ for customers

KARACHI (PR): Wi-tribe has lately been focusing its efforts on customer convenience, digital lifestyles and innovative mobile applications to name a few. Wasim Ahmad, CEO wi-tribe while speaking at the conference said, “wi-tribe is committed to develop a robust broadband eco-system in Pakistan, which contributes towards social, micro and macro-economic change and growth.” He further said that “In order to meet the current and future expectations of our customers and the growing market, our innovative products and platforms are focused towards enriching people’s lives and provide a more interactive experience for customers. Through the launch of wi-tribe TV, voice calling and security apps, we will be able to create more volume for our customers.”

Wi-tribe Pakistan is one of the most reliable internet service providers in the country bringing innovative and personalised broadband products and services for consumer and corporate segments nationwide.

Farmers advised to start wheat cultivation from Oct 15

FAISALABAD (APP): Agriculture scientists have advised farmers to start wheat cultivation in arid areas from October 15 to get better production. A spokesman of the Agriculture department told APP here on Tuesday that in arid areas, farmers should cultivate approved varieties like Chakwal-50, NARC-2009, PARC-2009, Dharabi-2011 while in irrigated areas, the wheat varieties like Sehar-2006, Lasani-2008, Faisalabad-2008, AARI-2011, Punjab-2011, Millat-2011, NARC-2011, Shafaq-2006, Fareed-2006, Meraj-2008 and Aas-2011 should be cultivated from November 01. Farmers should use seed graders before cultivate the wheat so that healthy and quality seed could be sown as the quality seed was imperative to get bumper production, he added.