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The Neelum Jhelum Hydropower Project is scheduled to start electricity generation with commissioning of its first generating unit by February next year.

It was informed during a meeting of the project's Board of Management held in Islamabad.

Chairman WAPDA, Lt Gen (Retd) Muzammil Hussain also attended the meeting.

The meeting was informed that filling of water in reservoir of the project will start in October this year while commissioning of the power generating units will commence in February next year.

Neelum Jhelum Hydropower Project comprises four generating units with cumulative generation capacity of 969 MW.

On its completion, the project will contribute about five billion units of electricity to the National Grid every year and generate estimated revenue of 45 billion rupees annually.

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