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Mohmand Dam challenge more likely to be accomplished in 2026

ISLAMABAD: The diversion system of Mohmand Dam is scheduled to be accomplished by November, whereas the challenge is more likely to be prepared in 2026.

Chairman WAPDA Engineer Lt Gen Sajjad Ghani (Retd) was briefed that a lot of the damages, triggered to the diversion system by the devastating flood final summer season, had been obtained repaired until December final. At current, the development work was progressing forward on all 11 websites of the challenge, day and evening on the websites, mentioned a press launch.

WAPDA is establishing Mohmand Dam Hydropower Challenge on River Swat, upstream of Munda Headworks in Mohmand District of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province.

Throughout his go to of the location, the Chairman reviewed development work on completely different websites, which included re-regulation pond, principal dam, spillway, diversion tunnels, entry tunnel, energy consumption, powerhouse, change yard and irrigation system and many others.

Chairman Wapda urged the challenge administration to strictly adhere to the specs laid down for the development of the challenge.

Reviewing the pre and post-flood conditions, the Chairman was of the view that concerted efforts are wanted to finish this mega challenge in accordance with the time-line. WAPDA’s challenge administration, the Consultants and the Contractor must work proactively on this regard, he additional mentioned.

Later, GM and PD, Mohmand Dam Challenge, flanked by the Consultants and the Contractor, gave a rundown of progress on the challenge.

Member (Finance) WAPDA Naveed Asghar Chaudhry and Member (Energy) WAPDA Engineer Jamil Akhtar had been additionally current in the course of the Chairman’s go to to Mohmand Dam Challenge.

Mohmand Dam is a multi-purpose challenge. On completion, it’s going to retailer 1.2 MAF of water and assist mitigate floods in Peshawar, Charsadda and Nowshera. Moreover supplementing 160,000 acres of current land, it’s going to additionally irrigate 18,237 acres of latest land in Mohmand and Charsadda. Put in technology capability of Mohmand Dam is 800 MW. It’s going to contribute 2.86 billion models of low-cost and environment-friendly hydel electrical energy each year to the Nationwide Grid. The challenge will even present 300 million gallons of water per day to Peshawar for consuming functions. The estimated annual advantages of the Challenge stand at Rs. 51.6 billion. A sum of Rs. 4.5 billion has been earmarked for Confidence Constructing Measures (CBM) within the challenge space for socioeconomic growth of the locals.

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