1410 MW-Tarbela 4th Extension Hydropower Project construction resumes

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1410 MW-Tarbela 4th Extension Hydropower Project construction resumes

ISLAMABAD, July 3 (APP): Construction work on the 1410 MW-Tarbela 4th Extension Hydropower Project was resumed after removing the debris

from the accident site on Sunday.

According to a WAPDA spokesman, four persons, including two Chinese

nationals, lost their lives when the scaffolding for concrete work

at Tarbela Dam collapsed on Saturday night.

WAPDA has been carrying out construction work round-the-clock

under accelerated programme to complete the 1410 MW-Tarbela 4th Extension Hydropower Project.

As concrete pouring was going on at the site last night, the scaffolding for concrete work downstream of Unit No. 17 collapsed at

about 11. Four persons, including two Chinese, were also injured, who

were taken to the Combined Military Hospital (CMH) Tarbela.