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Mangla Dam Raising to help contribute 120MW

The government is set to add another 120 megawatts of electricity to the national grid as the Mangla Dam Raising project is nearing completion. After raising of Mangla Dam by 30 feet, water conservation level will be raised from 1202 resulting in enhanced water storage capacity of the Dam by 2.9 million acre feet, according to an official of the ministry. After enhanced capacity, the facility will generate additional energy of about 120 MW per annum that is 12% increase in the present energy of 1000 MW. He said the main dam, spillway and its allied works have been completed since December 2009 while resettlement works are in progress and physical progress is almost 96.50 percent.

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