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Kurram Tangi Dam




The project is located across Kurram river in North Waziristan Agency about 9 miles upstream of Kurram Garhi Headworks and 19 miles North of Bannu City in Federally Administrated Tribal Area (FATA).

  Salient Features  
  • Dam Height
  • Gross Storage
  • Live Storage
  • Installed Capacity
  • 322 ft
  • 1.20 MAF
  • 0.90 MAF
  • 83.4 MW (350 GWh)

New Command Area

84,380 acres (Sheratalla Plain 12,300 acres, Spaira Rogha Plain 4,080 acres, Thal Plain 68,000 acres)

  Supplementing Existing System of Civil & Marwat Canal 107,500} 170,000} 277,500 acres


Kaitu Weir Diversion Works and its allied structures are planned to be constructed across, Kaitu River, which is located near Spinwam, at a distance of 28 KM from Mirali Tehsil H.Q. of North Waziristan Agency.

  Salient Features of Stage-I  
  • Kaitu Weir Height     
  • Feeder Tunnel Discharge Capacity
  • Spaira Ragha Canal (CCA)
  • Sheratalla Canal (CCA) 
  • Installed Capacity

18 ft

633.4 cusecs

4,080 acres

12,300 acres

18.9 MW

  Commencement Date (Stage-I) Not yet Commenced
  Completion Date 33 Months after commencement

Engineering Design Consultants

M/s Pakistan Engineering Services JV                  


Supervision Consultants

M/s MM Pakistan Joint Venture

Financial Status Local (Rs. Million) FEC (Rs. Million) Total (Rs. Million)  
Approved PC-I Stage-I (06.03.2014) 12,663.000 - 12,663.000  
PSDP Allocation 2014-2015 100.000 1,900.000 2,000.000  
Upto date Expenditure 406.483 - 406.483  


  • Feasibility Study, Detailed Engineering Design and Tender Documents of the project completed in March, 2005. The project was redesigned in July 2007 with an increased height to enhance the storage capacity.
  • WAPDA has materialized the financing of Stage-I (Kaitu Weir & Irrigation and Power Project) of Kurram Tangi Dam Project with USAID with the initial investment of US$ 81 million.
  • Bidding for construction of Stage-I on ICB basis is in progress.