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       
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 320,000.000 154,000.000 474,000.000
PSDP Allocation FY 2017-18  23,680.350 - 23,680.350

PC-I for Dam part amounting to Rs. 474 Billion (PSDP Rs. 232 Billion as Grant, Commercial Financing Rs. 144 Billion & Wapda Equity Rs. 98 Billion) has been approved by ECNEC on 17.04.2018.

PC-I for Power Generation Facilities amounting to Rs. 751,000.000 Million will be submitted to MoWR after commencement of construction work of Dam Part.

• Preliminary works (Project colony, model village at Harpan Das, Right Bank Periphery Roads and Valley Roads) are in progress.
• Confidence Building Measures (CBMs)
­ CBM’s Package-01 completed upto 98%.
­ CBM’s Package-02 completed upto 83%.
• Procurement of Consultancy Services for Construction Supervision
­ Procurement process for consultancy services for construction supervision of main dam is under process.
• Pre-Qualification Documents of MW-1 (Main Works)
Bids were invited on 08.04.2018 from the firms through publishing in leading International & National newspapers and WAPDA & PPRA Website, 5 JVs of International & National firms submitted the applications for prequalification.

Incharge of the Project    

          Engr. Amir Bashir Chaudhry

          General Manager (DBDP), WAPDA, Chilas

          Contact # 0092-5812-920209

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