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BIDS RECEIVED FOR DAM PART OF DIAMER BASHA DAM PROJECT

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August 21, 2019: In what can be termed a significant development towards construction of Diamer Basha Dam, the Pakistan Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) today received bids for construction of Dam Part of the Project here at WAPDA House. As many as two Joint Ventures (JVs), comprising one foreign and one local firm each, submitted their technical and financial bids for the purpose. These JVs include China Gezhouba Group Company – GRC JV and Power Construction Corporation of China - FWO JV.

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Tarbela Dam filled to its maximum as it attained the level of 1550 feet

DSC 0031 FYQAugust 2-, 2019: Tarbela Dam filled to its maximum as it attained the level of 1550 feet

The Picturesque WAPDA House decorated with Flags of Pakistan and Azad Jammu & Kashmir on Independence Day 2019

Pic 1 aug14 2019The Picturesque WAPDA House, decorated with Flags of Pakistan and Azad Jammu & Kashmir to mark Independence Day Celebrations 2019 and express Solidarity with Kashmir

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Historic development: PM approves phenomenal Sindh Barrage Project; Project to address water related issues in Sindh, Karachi

August 07, 2019: In what can be termed a historic development for addressing the issues relating to water in Sindh province including in the areas downstream Kotri Barrage and cosmopolitan city of Karachi, the Prime Minister of Pakistan has formally approved to develop a water reservoir / water body by constructing a barrage on River Indus about 45 kilometer (Km) upstream of its outfall into sea.

The project named “Sindh Barrage” is being dubbed as a phenomenal project to address almost all water issues in downstream Kotri Barrage starting from sea intrusion to land erosion in delta, from adverse impact of climate change to loss of wetland habitats, mangroves and marine life, and from non-availability of fresh water for both irrigation and domestic use to mass exodus.

Sindh Barrage Project has been conceived and proposed by Pakistan Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) in view of the long standing water issues in Sindh including Karachi.

The proposed Sindh Barrage Project is scheduled to be completed in December 2024 by implementing the project on fast-track. WAPDA will commence the feasibility study in next month followed by its vetting by international consultants by December 2020 and completion of detailed engineering design by December 2021. Subsequently, construction of the project will start in January 2022 and complete in December 2024.  

The proposed Sindh Barrage Project is to be constructed 65 Km South of Thatta and 130 Km East of Karachi.

WAPDA attains highest-ever hydel generation : Hydel generation crosses 8000 MW for first time

 

August 01, 2019:The hydel power stations owned and operated by the Pakistan Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) generated the highest-ever electricity during the peak hours yesterday as WAPDA hydel generation crossed 8000 megawatt (MW) mark for the first time in Pakistan.

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