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Mohmand Dam project poised to revolutionize Pakistan’s energy mix by 2026

Mohmand Dam project poised to revolutionize Pakistan's energy mix by 2026
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November 08, 2023 (MLN): The Mohmand Dam Project, being constructed across River Swat is scheduled for completion in 2026 and will produce 2.86 billion units of green, clean, and economically affordable hydel electricity on an annual basis.

Chairman WAPDA Engineer Lt Gen Sajjad Ghani (Retd) visited the Mohamnd Dam site today and reviewed construction activities on different sites of the project – the spillway and the river diversion tunnels in particular.

At present, construction works relating to excavation, stabilization, and concreting are being carried out simultaneously on these sites.

The Chairman also presided over a progress review meeting during the visit.

The meeting was attended by the GM/PD Mohmand Dam Project, senior members of his team and representatives of the Consultants and the Contractors.

The Chairman was briefed about the progress achieved so far on river diversion tunnels, spillway excavation and concreting, project colony, and permanent access roads in the project area.

The status of quarry development, coffer (starter) dam design, and timelines for river diversion were also discussed in detail during the meeting.

It was briefed that concerted efforts are being made for the completion of the diversion system as per the timelines.

Re-emphasizing upon timely completion of the diversion system, the Chairman urged upon the Contractor to ensure the diversion of River Swat during the current low-flow season.

He also directed the contractor to make additional resources available for the purpose.

Moreover, it will store 1.29 MAF of water, irrigate 18,233 acres of new land, supplement irrigation supplies to 160,000 acres of existing land, and provide 300 million gallons of water per day to Peshawar for drinking purposes.

The installed power generation capacity of the project stands at 800 MW.

It is important to mention that Mohmand Dam is one of the eight under-construction mega projects of WAPDA for the addition of about 10 MAF of water storage and 10,000 MW hydropower in a phased manner from 2024 to 2028-9.

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Posted on: 2023-11-08T17:12:32+05:00