Sindh Barrage Project

Sindh Barrage Project

The Project area lies on River Indus between Kotri Barrage & Indus River outfall into the Arabian Sea. The barrage site is proposed to be located about 45 km upstream Indus River outfall into the sea, 10 km east of Baghan village, 65 km south of Thatta City & 120 km east of Karachi City, Sindh.
Salient Features

 Height Of Barrage

 39.37 ft

Gross Storage

 2.00 MAF
Live Storage  1.80 MAF

Execution by





Donor Agency Govt. of Pakistan
Commencement Date January, 2020
Completion Date March, 2021
Financial Status (Rs. Million) Local Foreign Total
Approved PC-II Cost


- 327.528
PSDP Allocation 2021-2022


- 202.528


  • In a meeting on Pakistan's Water Issues chaired by Prime Minister on 15.05.2019 at Prime Minister Office, MoWR & WAPDA was directed to carry out Feasibility Study of Weir d/s Kotri.
  • In principle approval for the Project Concept has been accorded by Prime Minister of Pakistan during the meeting on 05.08.2019.
  • PC-II Proforma for Feasibility Study amounting to Rs. 350 million submitted to MoWR on 05.09.2019.
  • DDWP approved PC-II for Feasibility Study of Sindh Barrage Project subject to cost rationalization. Subsequently, MoWR issued Administrative Approval at a reduced cost of Rs. 327.528 Million on 17.12.2019 with the condition:
  • “The funds for the proposed study will be arranged by WAPDA through suggesting re-appropriation from the allocation made in PSDP 2019-20 of the ongoing projects being executed by WAPDA”.
  • WAPDA has initiated the Desk Study by utilizing in-house technical expertise. Data has been collected from different agencies / departments including Survey of Pakistan, Geological Survey of Pakistan, Sindh Irrigation Department, Sindh Irrigation & Drainage Authority, Sindh Environment Climate Change & Coastal Development Department and Bureau of Statistics. 
  • Project Inception Report issued on 30.07.2020.
  • Geological/Geotechnical investigations initiated on 18.12.2020.
  • Social & Environmental Data Collection in project area (1,800 sq. km) in collaboration with Department of Coastal Development of University of Sindh, Thatta campus, completed.
  • Satellite imagery of Project area (1,800 sq. km) was procured from SUPARCO; ground verification/ processing, completed.
  • Approval for establishment of gauging station at Thatta - Sujawal Bridge conveyed to SWHP on 16.03.2021 for discharge and sediment measurement.
  • Request for Proposal (RFP) document for hiring the consultancy services of four (04) Experts (i.e. Coastal Hydraulics, Delta Reclamation, Hydraulic Structure & Geotechnical Design) was advertised in leading English/Urdu newspaper with proposal submission date as 07.09.2021
Incharge of the Project      
Engr. Muhammad Abid Sheikh
General Manager (Hydro) Planning
Contact No. 0092-42-99202717
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