Diamer Basha dam construction likely to start in 3-4 months: WAPDA chairman.


ISLAMABAD -- Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) Chairman Lt Gen (R) Muzammil Hussain Tuesday said following award of consultancy services and civil works, construction on Diamer Basha Dam was likely to start in next three to four months.

Presiding over a meeting of WAPDA/Implementation Committee on Diamer Basha, Mohmand Dams (ICDBMD), he said evaluation of proposal for consultancy services as well as bids for award of Diamer Basha Dam civil works were at an advanced stage, a press release said.

The meeting discussed various matters relating to land acquisition and resettlement, procurement and financing of both projects.

The ICDBMD Sub Committees on Land Acquisition, Finance and Procurement for Diamer Basha and Mohmand Dams made their presentations on the respective issues during the meeting.

Gilgit Baltistan (GB) Senior Member Board of Revenue, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Secretary Board of Revenue, Deputy Secretary (Budget) Finance Division, Deputy Secretary (Finance), Advisor (Development Budget) Ministry of Planning, Senior Joint Secretary (EAD), Joint Secretary (Water) Ministry of Water Resources, Deputy Secretary PM Office, Commandant Mohmand Riffle, Commissioner Hazara Division, Commissioner Diamer Astore Division, Deputy Commissioners Mohmand, Bajaur, Charsadda, Upper Kohistan and Chilas, Public Procurement Regularity Authority (PPRA) representative, Member (Finance) WAPDA, Advisor (Projects) WAPDA, GM (Land Acquisition and Resettlement) WAPDA, GM (Diamer Basha Dam Project), GM/PD (Mohmand Dam), GM (Finance ) Power and others attended the meeting.

Speaking on the occasion, WAPDA chairman said WAPDA was committed to constructing Mohmand and Diamer Basha Dams as early as possible.

Expressing satisfaction over the pace of development on Mohmand Dam, he said construction activities on the project had gained momentum in...

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