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Rs. 442 Billion Contract Awarded for Diamer Bhasha Dam Construction

The Pakistani Water and Energy Development Agency (WAPDA) is making every effort to ensure this after meeting a few days ago with Prime Minister Imran Khan on water security and the construction of mega-dams, including the Diamer Basha Dam project timely mobilization of the contractor and effective follow-up of the Diamer Basha Dam project.

To this end, an agreement worth Rs. 442 billion with a joint venture, Power China-FWO, was signed today for the construction of a diversion system, a main dam, an access bridge and a 21 MW Tangir hydropower project.

Amir Bashir Chaudhry, chief executive officer of Diamer Basha Dam, and Yang Jiandu, authorized representative, signed the agreement on behalf of WAPDA and the joint venture, respectively.

The Federal Minister of Water Resources, Muhammad Faisal Vawda, the Chinese Ambassador Yao Jing, the Federal Secretary of Water Resources, Muhammad Ashraf, the WAPDA Chairman, Lieutenant General Muzammil Hussain (retired), the Chief Engineer of the Pakistani Army, Lieutenant General Moazzam Ejaz, and the Director General of the FW , Maj. Gen. Kamal Azfar, were also present on the occasion.

At the ceremony, Federal Minister of Water Resources, Muhammad Faisal Vawda, WAPDA and the joint venture Power China-FWO congratulated and said that today’s event bodes well for the construction of much-needed dams in Pakistan.

He said construction of the Diamer Basha Dam would begin in a few weeks.

The Bamer Dam diamer is a phenomenal project to ensure water, food and energy security in Pakistan. The minister expanded the developments in the water sector through the incumbent federal government, saying that after the Mohmand Dam, which was inaugurated by the Prime Minister in May last year, Diamer Basha is the second mega-multi-purpose dam to be commissioned for a period of only a year that is unprecedented in Pakistan’s history.

On this occasion, WAPDA Chairman Lt. Gen. Muzammil Hussain (Retd) said that the Diamer-Basha Dam would make a major contribution to the country’s economic development and social recovery. He reaffirmed that WAPDA is committed to completing this mega-project on schedule to meet the country’s increasing water and electricity needs.

Diamer Basha Dam Project, with a total financial expenditure of approximately Rs. 1406.5 billion will be completed in 2028. The entire financial expenditure includes the acquisition and resettlement of land, confidence-building measures for the social uplift of the locals, the construction of dams and power plants.

The project has a gross storage capacity of 8.1 million acres (MAF) and a power generation capacity of 4500 megawatts (MW) with an annual generation of 18.1 billion units per year, he added.

Chinese Ambassador Yao Jing, Chief Engineer of the Pakistani Army, Lt. Gen. Moazzam Ejaz, and Power China Chairman Yan Zhi Yong also expressed their views during the ceremony

It should be noted that WAPDA has already placed an order for consulting services from Diamer Basha Dam with Diamer Basha Consultants Group (DBCG) worth Rs. 27.182 billion. The consulting contract includes the construction planning, construction supervision and contract management of the Diamer Basha Dam project.

The DBCG joint venture comprises high-ranking national and foreign consulting firms.

  • NESPAK (Pakistan)
  • Associate Consulting Engineers(Pakistan)
  • Mott MacDonald Pakistan (Pakistan)
  • Poyry (Switzerland)
  • Montgomery Watson and Harza (MWH) International – Stantec (USA)
  • Dolsar Engineering (Turkey)
  • Mott McDonald International (England)
  • China Water Resources Beifang Investigation,
  • Design and Research Company (China)
  • Mirza Associates Engineering Services (Pakistan)
  • Al-Kasib Group of Engineering Services (Pakistan)
  • Development Management Consultant (Pakistan)
  • MWH Pakistan (Pakistan) with NESPAK as the lead firm.
    These firms have vast experience of providing consultancy services for mega water projects the world over.

دیامر بھاشا ڈیم کی تعمیر کے لئے 442 ارب روپے کا معاہدہ

پانی کی حفاظت اور دیامر باشا ڈیم پروجیکٹ سمیت میگا ڈیموں کی تعمیر کے بارے میں کچھ دن پہلے وزیر اعظم عمران خان کی زیرصدارت اجلاس کے تناظر میں ، پاکستان واٹر اینڈ پاور ڈویلپمنٹ اتھارٹی (واپڈا) کی جانب سے اس بات کو یقینی بنانے کے لئے تمام کوششیں جاری ہیں ٹھیکیدار کو بروقت متحرک کرنا اور دیامر باشا ڈیم پروجیکٹ پر موثر پیروی کرنا۔

اس مقصد کے لئے 442 بلین روپے مالیت کا معاہدہ پاور چین-ایف ڈبلیو او کے مشترکہ منصوبے کے ساتھ پر آج ڈائیورژن سسٹم ، مین ڈیم ، ایکسیس برج اور 21 میگاواٹ-تنگیر پن بجلی پروجیکٹ کی تعمیر کے لئے دستخط کیے گئے۔

دیامر باشا ڈیم کے چیف ایگزیکٹو آفیسر عامر بشیر چوہدری اور مجاز نمائندے یانگ جیانڈو نے بالترتیب واپڈا اور مشترکہ وینچر کی جانب سے معاہدے پر دستخط کیے۔

آبی وسائل کے وفاقی وزیر محمد فیصل واوڈا ، چینی سفیر یاؤ جِنگ ، آبی وسائل کے وفاقی سکریٹری محمد اشرف ، واپڈا کے چیئرمین لیفٹیننٹ جنرل مزمل حسین (ر) ، پاک فوج کے انجینئر انچیف لیفٹیننٹ جنرل معظم اعجاز اور ایف ڈبلیو او ڈی جی میجر جنرل کمال اظفر بھی موجود تھے۔

تقریب سے خطاب کرتے ہوئے آبی وسائل کے وفاقی وزیر محمد فیصل واوڈا نے واپڈا اور پاور چین-ایف ڈبلیو او جوائنٹ وینچر کو مبارکباد پیش کرتے ہوئے کہا کہ آج کا واقعہ پاکستان میں ضرورت سے زیادہ ڈیموں کی تعمیر کے لئے اچھا شگون ہے۔

اس موقع پر واپڈا کے چیئرمین لیفٹیننٹ جنرل مزمل حسین (ر) نے خطاب کرتے ہوئے کہا کہ دیامر باشا ڈیم ملک کی معاشی ترقی اور معاشرتی ترقی کے لئے ایک طویل سفر طے کرے گا۔ انہوں نے اس بات کا اعادہ کیا کہ واپڈا ملک میں پانی اور بجلی کی بڑھتی ہوئی ضرورت سے نمٹنے کے لئے ٹائم لائن کے مطابق اس میگا پروجیکٹ کو مکمل کرنے کے لئے پرعزم ہے۔

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