WAPDA signs consultancy agreement for Mohmand dam

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LAHORE: Pakistan Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) has signed a contract agreement worth 9.98 billion rupees for consultancy services for construction design, supervision and management of Mohmand Dam Hydropower Project with joint venture consulting firms-led by Nespak in Lahore.

Water Resources Minister Muhammad Faisal Vawda, senior officers and representatives of the Joint venture consulting firms were also present on the occasion.

Earlier this month, Prime Minister Imran Khan had performed groundbreaking of Mohmand Dam which would be completed at a cost of over Rs183 bn by 2024.

Read more: PM Khan performs groundbreaking of Mohmand Dam

Mohmand dam is being constructed on Swat River and it will be completed at a cost of over Rs183 bn by 2024. The dam has the capacity of storing 1.2 million acre-feet water. The project was scheduled to be completed in five years and eight months.

Mohmand dam on completion will generate 800-megawatt electricity besides bringing about 17,000 acres barren land under cultivation.

It will also solve the problem of water scarcity in Mohmand besides saving Peshawar, Charsadda and Nowshera districts from floods.

Earlier, the Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) on March 26 had awarded long-delayed contract for civil and electro-mechanical works of Mohmand Dam Project to a joint venture comprising the China Gezhouba Group of Companies (CGGC) of China as the lead firm and Descon engineering company of Pakistan as its partner.

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