Diamer Basha Dam

Diamer Basha Dam

Diamir BashaLocation: On Indus River near Chilas (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa & Gilgit-Baltistan), 315 km u/s from Tarbela Dam and about 40 Km downstream of Chilas Town.

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Salient Features
Dam Type Roller Compacted Concrete (RCC)
Spillways 14 no. of gates (11.5m*16.24m)
Height of Dam 272 m
Gross Storage Capacity 8.1 MAF         
Live Storage Capacity 6.4 MAF       
No. of units 12, each turbine of 375 MW
Power Generation 4500 MW
Annual Energy 18,097 GWh
Execution by WAPDA
Supervision Consultants -
Contractor -
Commencement Date -
Completion Date 9 Years fter commencement
Financial Status Local (Rs. Million) FEC (Rs. Million) Total (Rs. Million)
PC-I (Dam Part) 17-04-2018 325,686.000 154,000.000 479,000.000
PSDP Allocation FY 2017-18  23,680.350 - 23,680.350

PC-I for Dam Part amounting to Rs. 474 Billion was approved by ECNEC on 17.04.2018. Subsequently after the inclusion of 15 MW Tangir HPP, the revised cost of PC-I amounting to Rs. 479.686 Billion approved by ECNEC on 14.11.2018.

PC-I for Power Generation Facilities will be submitted to MoWR after the commencement of the construction work of Dam Part.


  • Preliminary works Progress

Construction of Project Colony, Model Village at Harpan Das, Right Bank Periphery Roads, CBMs (Confidence Building Measures) and Valley Roads are in progress.

  • Diamer Basha Dam Development Company (Pvt.) Ltd.

Certificate of incorporation with SECP as a Company issued on January 15, 2019.

  • Procurement of Consultancy Services for Construction Supervision

Consultants for review of evaluation of prequalification applications, review/preparation of bidding documents and evaluations of bids for Main Works MW-1 has been appointed w.e.f. 30.11.2018 and extended up to 30.11.2019.

The procurement process for Consultancy Services for Construction Supervision of Main Dam is in process.

  • Procurement of Contractors for Contract MW-1 (Main Works)

The prequalification process for Main Works was initiated in April 2018. Five JVs of International & National firms submitted the applications for prequalification in September 2018. After evaluation, all 05 JVs were declared non-responsive which necessitated the annulment; therefore, bids have been invited on a single stage-two envelope (post qualification) basis. NIT for Dam Part (MW-I) was published on 02.06.2019 with a submission date of 01.08.2019.

Incharge of the Project

Mr. Aamir Bashir Chaudhry
General Manager (DBDO)
Contact No. 0092-5812-920209

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