LAHORE – Members of Asian Development Bank (ADB) delegation have said that the bank had been supportive of the projects in water and power sectors in Pakistan and would continue cooperation to Government of Pakistan and Wapda for future projects as well, said spokesman of Wapda on Sunday.

He said that a seven-member delegation of ADB Board of Directors, headed by Executive Director Maurin Sitorus, called on Wapda Chairman Raghib Shah here at Wapda House on Sunday to discuss matters relating projects being implemented by Wapda. ADB Country Director Werner E. Liepach and Wapda Member (Power) Muhammad Qasim Khan were also present on the occasion.

Giving a run down of the on-going and future schemes, the Chairman said that Wapda, in view of increasing needs of electricity and water in the country is working on over 20 large and medium-sized projects. Wapda planned to add 6,000MW hydel electricity within next five years, and another 14,000MW by 2020, he added.

Shah said that in addition to utilising local financial resources, the investment and the assistance by various international financial institutions are also of immense importance in implementation of these projects.