Ministry of Planning
Development & Reform

Press Release

CDWP approves 18 projects of worth Rs 154 billion...

Published : 21 April 2016

Islamabad : The Central Development Working Party( CDWP) approved vari...


Ahsan Iqbal urged local governments to come forwar...

Published : 21 April 2016

Islamabad, January 11, 2017: Federal Minister for Planning , Developme...


Productivity , Quality & Innovation are driver of ...

Published : 21 April 2016

Islamabad, January 10, 2017: Federal Minister for Planning , Developme...


Vice Chancellor’s Committee Meeting...

Published : 21 April 2016

Islamabad, January 05, 2017: Federal Minister for Planning , Developme...


Ahsan Iqbal directs to formulate integrated plan for fast track basis on hydro power projects

Dated : 21 April 2016

Federal Minister Planning, Development and Reform Ahsan Iqbal today directed to formulate an integrated plan on hydro power projects to take up their construction work on fast track basis. This integrated plan should consider financial implications as well as demand and supply of power to be produced from these power plants. A working group must be immediately constituted to work out this integrated plan in shortest possible time. He issued these directives while chairing a high level meeting on hydro power projects, which was attended by Chairman WAPDA and high officials of Ministries of Planning, Development and Reform & Water & Power. Minister particularly mentioned Diamar-Bhasha Dam, which is critical for food security and directed to expedite the work for its ground-breaking at the earliest possible time. Ahsan Iqbal said that government is giving top priority to construction of hydro power projects in the country, which is cheap source of energy. Country needs change in existing energy mix, which is based on oil-fired power plants. The construction of hydro power projects is aimed at changing the energy mix as well as ensuring energy, water and food security in the country. Minister said food, energy and water security is among seven pillars of Vision-2025 for sustainable economic development and these hydro power projects are part of the efforts to achieve this goal. Minister also directed the concerned authorities to work for arranging the finances for these projects from sources other than PSDP.