Pakistan

Mohmand Dam to be completed in five years: WAPDA chairman

ISLAMABAD: On Monday Lt Gen (retd) Muzammil Hussain Chairman Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) informed Senate Standing Committee on Water Resources that the Mohmand Dam would be completed within five years through latest technologies.

Briefing to the Senate body, The Chairman WAPDA said that the proposed time for the completion of dam was 5 years and eight months which would be reduced.

“Unfortunately, the project has been halted for the last 50 years and 9 cases got registered against the Government of Pakistan for constructing Mohmand Dam,” he said, adding, “All of the cases have been finally decided with verdicts in favour of the government.”

The dam has gross capacity of 1.9 million acre feet (MAF), live capacity 0.67 MAF with power generation potential of 800 megawatts (MW) and annual energy production of 2862 GWh.

However, the dam had command area of 16,737 acres, the chairman WAPDA added.

Referring to propaganda against the dam over the media, he said that it was falsely reported that WAPDA issued tender of the project through single bidding process.

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