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NTDCL & KEPCO sign transmission contract

National Transmission and Dispatch Company Limited (NTDCL) and Korea Electric Power Company (KEPCO) have signed a consultancy contract for designing, engineering and construction supervision of 500 kilovolts (kV) Dasu-Islamabad transmission line.

General Manager GSC Abdur Razzaq Cheema said Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) had identified 26 potential hydropower project sites in northern areas.

Dasu Hydro Power Project is one of the identified sites on Run-of-River Indus with total capacity of 4,320 megawatts (MW).

The project is to be developed in two stages each of 2,160 MW.

The first stage of the project will be completed by June 2019.

The responsibility of NTDCL is to construct 500 Kv D/C transmission line from Dasu Hydropower Project to Islamabad via Mansehra for evacuation of 2,160 MW power at first stage.

Cheema said NTDCL was committed to arrange evacuation of power, six months ahead of scheduled completion of Dasu Hydropower Project, which was due in December 2018.

Transmission Line Dasu is World Bank funded project with Financing Agreement to tune of $350 million, including $10 million for project management and supervision.

KEPCO is selected through open competitive bidding and has approval of Board of Director of NTDCL.

Vice President KEPCO Jae-Han Go said we would do best to meet the challenges while using the best techniques in construction as well
as in reducing the distribution and transmission losses with a aim to counter the energy crisis in Pakistan.

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