Diamer-Basha dam project contracts awarded for dam construction
MIRPUR: In the wake of a meeting presided over by Prime Minister Imran Khan couple of days ago about water security and construction of mega dams including Diamer Basha Dam Project, all efforts are underway by the Pakistan Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) to ensure timely mobilization of the contractor and effective follow up on Diamer Basha Dam Project, it was officially said.
For the purpose, an agreement worth Rs. 442 Billion with a Joint Venture namely Power China-FWO was signed Wednesday for construction of diversion system, main dam, access bridge and 21 MW-Tangir Hydropower Project, WAPDA said in a news release issued here on Wednesday.
Diamer Basha Dam Chief Executive Officer Amir Bashir Chaudhry and authorized representative Yang Jiandu, signed the agreement on behalf of WAPDA and the Joint Venture respectively. Water Resources Federal Minister Muhammad Faisal Vawda, Chinese Ambassador Yao Jing, Water Resources Federal Secretary Muhammad Ashraf, WAPDA Chairman Lt Gen Muzammil Hussain (Retd), Pakistan Army Engineer-in-Chief Lt Gen Moazzam Ejaz and FWO DG Maj Gen Kamal Azfar were also present on the occasion. – APP