Construction of Diamer-Bhasha dam to begin shortly

Wapda official chairs meeting to discuss land acquisition and financing issues

​ Our Correspondent November 06, 2019
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LAHORE: The Water and Power Development Authority (Wapda) is committed to constructing Mohmand and Diamer-Bhasha dams as early as possible, said Wapda Chairman Muzammil Hussain.

He was chairing a meeting of Implementation Committee on Diamer-Bhasha, Mohmand Dams (ICDBMD) to discuss various matters pertaining to land acquisition and resettlement, procurement and financing of both projects.

Expressing satisfaction over the pace of development of the Mohmand Dam, he lauded that construction activities had gained momentum in the wake of groundbreaking performed by Prime Minister Imran Khan in May 2019.

“Evaluation of proposal for consultancy services and bids for award of civil works concerning the Diamer-Bhasha Dam are at an advanced stage,” he said. “Following the award of consultancy services and civil works, construction of Diamer-Bhasha Dam is likely to begin within three to four months.”

Appreciating the ICDBMD for support, the chairman elaborated that the dams committee had tremendously contributed towards implementation of vital projects of Diamer-Bhasha and Mohmand dams. 

Published in The Express Tribune, November 6th, 2019.

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