BUILDING A ROSHAN PAKISTAN www.usaid.gov.pk
The American People and the People of Pakistan:
Together, Producing More Energy
Together, Building a Roshan Pakistan
On behalf of the American people, the
United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is providing
extensive financial and technical assistance for numerous projects designed to
improve energy production in Pakistan, USAID efforts include:
- Financial assistance for the construction of
Mangla (1967) and Tarbela (1974) Dams. To this day, these dams continue to
produce a significant share of Pakistan’s electrical power.
- Financing in the 1980s for the construction of
Guddu Power Plant, which produces 600 megawatts of electricity for the
national power grid.
- Support for the renovation of Tarbela Dam power
station as well as three thermal plants at Muzaffargarh, Jamshoro,
Guddu-to restore up to 1,000 megawatts in power generation capacity in
- Assistance for the Government of Pakistan in
completing two dams –Satpara Dam in Gilgit-Baltistan, and Gomal Zam Dam in
South Waziristan -2011. Each of these dams will generate
electricity, fuel employment, and contribute to business growth. Water
stored at the dams will be used for irrigation, thus helping the
agricultural communities have better harvests and incomes.
- Help for thousands of farmers in replacing their
obsolete water pumps for irrigation with more efficient models, thus
reducing the farmer’s energy consumption and costs. Each of these 140 new
pumps saves one megawatt of electricity for the national grid, and each
farmer saves at least 20% of his or her electricity costs.
The American people hope
that our collaborative efforts-which span more than half a century will help
increase the availability of energy throughout the country and contribute to
efforts of the Pakistani people to build a brighter future.
Contact : www.usaid.gov.pk