Sialkot: Sardar Usman Buzdar Chief Minister of Punjab will launch the Marala hydro power project here on Monday (today).
The hydro power project is established at Upper Chenab Canal near Head Marala Barrage over River Chenab. The total cost of Rs3.98 billion is so far put for this project. The project is done under Chinese supervision.
The project has a maximum power generation capacity of 7.64 megawatts with four turbines of 1.9 megawatts capacity each. After joint efforts of Pakistan and Chinese the turbines are made operational , said the concerned officials.
Detailed briefing will be given by the engineers to the chief Minister of Punjab about the hydro power project during its launching ceremony.The construction of the hydro power plant has already begun.
The power plant would annually produce 50.3 million units electricity and will be integrated with the National grid.
It is important to mention here that the Neelum-Jhelum Hydro power Project that has the capacity to produce 969 megawatts power generation capacity was also completed and operationalized this year.
The Karot Hydro power Station, the first project in the series of investment project of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor.
The project will generate clean power of 3.2 billion KW-hours each year after it is completed, which is enough to supply power to over two million households and is expected to begin operation in 2021.