ISLAMABAD: To commence the construction work of Diamer-Bhasha dam, Power China and Frontier Works Organisation (FWO) have been awarded the contract worth Rs442 billion by the Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA).
Under the project, a diversion system, access bridge and 21-megawatt Tangir hydroelectric power project will also be constructed.
On behalf of WAPDA, the agreement was signed by Diamer-Bhasha Project Chief Executive Officer Amir Bashir Chaudhry and Yang Jiandu,
Congratulating on the achievement, Federal Minister for Water Resources Muhammad Faisal Vawda informed that the construction work of will be launched within a few weeks.
The project scheduled to be completed till 2028, will ensure water, food and energy security in Pakistan.
The project worth Rs1, 406.5 billion will include a gross water storage capacity of 8.1 million acre-feet and power generation capacity of 4,500 megawatts, with annual generation of 18.1 billion units of electricity, said WAPDA Chairman Lt General (Retd) Muzammil Hussain.
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