Work continues on 9 different sites of Mohmand Dam

Access tunnel of Mohmand Dam for swift excavation of diversion tunnels has been completed, while construction work is in progress simultaneously on nine different sites of the project.

This was briefed to Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) Chairman Lt Gen (r) Muzammil Hussain during his visit to the project.

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Mohmand Dam Project Director and General Manager Muhammad Javed Afridi, Security and Land Acquisition & Resettlement Director General Brigadier Imtiaz Hussein, representatives of the consultants and the contractors were also present on the occasion.

Besides supplementing 160,000 acres of existing land, about 18,237 acres of new land will also be irrigated. Mohmand Dam Power House will generate 800 megawatts (MW) hydel electricity, contributing 2.86 billion units of low-cost and environment friendly hydel electricity annually to the national grid.

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The progress and prosperity of the locals residing in the project area is one of the top most priorities. Hence, a hefty amount of Rs. 4.53 billion will be spent on Confidence Building Measures for socio-economic development in the project area.

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