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September 2011

Energy Program
Energy is essential to economic growth and political stability. Efficient energy management facilitates trade, enhances agricultural and industrial production, supports job creation, and increases opportunities for citizens to benefit from economic growth. The U.S. Government, through USAID, is partnering with the Government of Pakistan, the private sector, and other donors to strengthen Pakistan’s energy sector. Our projects focus on increasing the Pakistan’s energy supplies, improving energy use efficiency, modernizing equipment, and providing needed technical support and training.

Objectives
Increase Pakistan’s power generation capacity by 700 megawatts Support efficient energy use Support the implementation of Pakistan’s Power Sector Reform Program Provide technical assistance to improve power generation and transmission and strengthen electric power distribution companies.

Current Projects
Gomal Zam Dam Project
USAID is providing $40 million to the Water and the Power Development Authority (WAPDA) to help with the completion of the Gomal Zam Dam in South Waziristan. When finished, the dam will generate 17.4 megawatts of hydroelectric power, control flooding, and irrigate almost 200,000 acres of land worked by 30,000 farmers. 

 Satpara Dam Project

Gomal Zam Dam in South Waziristan is being built with support from USAID

USAID is providing $26 million to WAPDA for the completion of the Satpara Dam, four power houses, and an irrigation system serving 15,500 acres of land. This project will generate 17.7 megawatts of power for the city of Skardu in Gilgit-Baltistan and will provide 3 million gallons of water for drinking purposes each day.
For more information please visit www.usaid.gov/pk

 Tarbela Project
The Tarbela Dam hydroelectric power station In Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province is the largest earth-filled dam in the world. USAID is providing $16 million to modernize three generators in the dam, which...

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