Islamabad: The Mohmand Dam’s diversion system is expected to be finished by November, and the project will probably be finished by 2026.
The majority of the damage that the terrible flood last summer caused to the diversion system was restored up until December of last year, according to information provided to WAPDA Chairman Engineer Lt Gen Sajjad Ghani (Retd). According to a press release, construction activity was now moving on on all 11 project sites, day and night.
On the Swat River, upstream of the Munda Headworks in the Mohmand District of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province, WAPDA is building the Mohmand Dam Hydropower Project.
The Chairman inspected several building projects on the site during his visit, including those on the re-regulation pond, main dam, spillway, diversion tunnels, access tunnel, power intake, powerhouse, switchyard, irrigation system, etc.
Chairman Wapda encouraged the project management to rigorously abide by the guidelines established for the project’s construction.
Later, the project’s GM and PD provided an update on its progress, accompanied by the Consultants and the Contractor.
While the Chairman visited the Mohmand Dam Project, Member (Power) WAPDA Engineer Jamil Akhtar and Member (Finance) WAPDA Naveed Asghar Chaudhry were also there.
The Mohmand Dam is a project with many uses. When finished, it will hold 1.2 MAF of water, assisting in reducing flood damage in Peshawar, Charsadda, and Nowshera. It will also irrigate 18,237 acres of brand-new land in Mohmand and Charsadda in addition to supplementing 160,000 acres of existing land.
Furthermore, Mohmand Dam has an installed generation capacity of 800 MW. It will supply the National Grid with 2.86 billion units of affordable, environmentally friendly hydel electricity every year. The project will also supply Peshawar with 300 million gallons of water per day for drinking.
The Project is expected to generate Rs 51.6 billion in benefits each year. For the socioeconomic development of the locals in the project region, a sum of Rs. 4.5 billion has been set aside for Confidence Building Measures (CBM).
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