WAPDA to start civil work on Mohamand Dam next week

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The meeting of the Standing Committee of the National Assembly on Water Resources was held yesterday.

During the meeting, they informed that the construction work on Mohmand Dam would start in the next week and would be completed before flood season of 2024.

Meeting Attendees:

  • The meeting was attended by the senior officials of the IRSA and WAPDA along with the:
  • MNAs Muhammad Farooq Azam
  • Fazal Muhammad Khan
  • Noureen Farooq Khan
  • Khawaja Muhammad Asif
  • Munir Khan Orakzai
  • Riaz ul Haq
  • Saad Waseem
  • Ch Muhammad Hamid Hameed
  • Chairman WAPDA
  • Chairman IRSA
  • Chairman, Federal Flood Commission

Nawab Muhammad Yousuf Talpur chaired the meeting, Chairman Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) Lt Gen (R) Muzammil Hussain said the contractor has started mobilization of machinery to the dam site.

He said as per PC-1, the project would cost Rs309 billion. However, someRs18 billion cost has been reduced through negotiation with the contractor, he added.

He said that project had been delayed for the last 40 years and the dam would help store 1.2 million acre feet of water besides generating 800MW hydel electricity.

The chairman said that the people have transferred 844 acre of land for this project. The government would provide 37 per cent fund for the project while remaining fund would be arranged by the Authority, he said.

He said WAPDA had added 2487 MW hydel electricity to the national grid station since September 2017. The projects which were completed during last two years included 969 MW Neelum Jhelum, Tarbela 4th Extension, Golan Gol and Kacchi Canal Projects, he said. He said recently completed hydel projects would generate Rs 86 billion.
The Chairman also clarified that Neelum Jhelum Project had been completed with total cost of Rs 464 billion instead of Rs 503 billion. The cost of the project was jumped due to redesigning, he said.

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