Mohmand Dam Project: Wapda chairman for early diversion of Swat River

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PESHAWAR: Wapda Chairman Engr (retd) Lt Gen Sajjad Ghani on Wednesday asked the contractor to ensure diversion of River Swat during the current low-flow season.

The Wapda chairman was speaking at a briefing during his visit to the Mohmand Dam Project. He also directed the contractor to make additional resources available for the purpose. Earlier, 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,” said an official communique.

It was told that concerted efforts were being made for completion of the diversion system as per the timelines. Mohmand Dam is one of the eight under construction mega projects of Wapda for 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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