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Monday, 17 July 2017 05:50

Dotara Carry Over Dam

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Dotara Dam site is located 41 km upstream of Khanpur Dam and 2.5 km downstream from the junction of Haro and Dhund Haro on Haro River near Dotara village, District Abbotabad.


Municipal water supply by gravity flow to Islamabad & Rawalpindi.

Hydropower Potential

Margala Pumped Storage Scheme 200 MW, (122 m3/sec for 5 hours/day)
Water Supply Scheme for Islamabad & 10 MW Rawalpindi(6.5 m3/sec for 14 hours/day)

Main Components of Project


  • PC-II Proforma for Feasibility Study amounting to Rs. 236.250 Million was submitted to MoW&P on February 24, 2012.
  • WAPDA has requested MoW&P for early approval of the PC-II vide letter dated April 11, 2014.
  • PC-II was returned by MoW&P on March 21, 2016 with the remarks that if approval of PC-II is required, it may be submitted a fresh with committed source of financing in consultation with beneficiary department.
  • WAPDA has requested Capital Development Authority (CDA) on March 31, 2016 to provide funds being sole beneficiary of the project.
Dam near Dotara Village on Haro River
Dam Height 400 ft(122 m)
River Bed Level 2632 ft (AMSL)
Live Storage capacity 101, 000 Acre-ft
Dotara-Shahdara Gravity Tunnel
Length of tunnel 8.4 km
Diameter of tunnel 8.20 ft (2.5 m)
Flow Rate 194.25 cusecs (5.5 m3/s)
Shahdara Upper Reservoir
Dam Height 250 ft(70 m)
Length of Embankment 1850 ft (565 m)
Storage Capacity 27550 Acre-ft (34 Mm3)
Surface Area 218 acres (0.882 sq.km)
Length of Pressure tunnel 4.06 km
Diameter of pressure tunnel 18.50 ft (5.65 m)
Discharge in Pressure tunnel 4310 cusecs (122 m3/sec)
Gross Head available 640 ft (195 m)
Kot Hathial Lower Reservoir
Storage Capacity 3243 Acre-ft(4 Mm3)
Surface Area66 acres (0.267 sq.km)




Dam near Dotara Village on Haro River
Dam Height (ft) 400 400
River Bed Level (ft) 2632 2632
Live Storage Capacity (MAF) 0.1 0.1
Catchment Area (Sq Mile) 130 130
Avg. Annual Inflow (Acre ft.) 97043 97043
Dotara-Shahdara Gravity Tunnel
Length of Tunnel (Miles) - 8.4
Diameter of Tunnel (ft) - 8.2
Flow Rate (Cusecs) - 194.25
Shahdara Upper Reservoir
Dam Height (ft) - 250
Length of Embankment (ft) - 1850
Storage Capacity (Acre ft) - 27550
Surface Area (Acres) - 218
Length of Pressure Tunnel (Miles) - 2.5
Diameter of Pressure Tunnel (ft) - 18.5
Discharge in Pressure Tunnel (Cfs) - 4310
Gross Head available (ft) - 640
Hydropower Potential (MW) - 200
Kot Hathial Lower Reservoir
Storage Capacity (Acre ft) - 3243
Surface Area (Acres) - 66
Monday, 17 July 2017 05:36


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The Sukleji Dam Project is proposed across Sukleji River at about 15 km from mauza Shoran, District Bolan and about 130 km south-west of Sibi, Balochistan.


  • Irrigated Agriculture Development
  • Hydropower Generation
  • Flood Mitigation
  • Drinking Water Supply to nearby community
  • Fisheries Development
  • Ground Water Recharge
  • Socio-Economic Uplift of the Area


  • Dam Type
Roller Compacted Concrete
  • Dam Height
55 m
  • Dam Length
290 m
  • Catchment Area
2,020 km2
  • Average Annual Inflow
51.0 Mm3 (41,350 AF)
  • Reservoir Area
5.4 km2
  • Gross Storage
51.81 Mm3 (42,000 AF)
  • Culturalable Command Area
4,856 hectares (12,000 acres)
  • Power Generation
1.2 MW (Energy: 6.9 GWh)
  • Current Study
Feasibility Study, Detailed Engineering Design and Preparation of Tender Documents
  • Study Period
18 months
  • Study Cost
Rs. 302.448 Million


  • Feasibility Study of Sukleji Dam Project completed in 2008 under approvedPC-II Proforma. Due to geotechnical issues the Project was not considered technically feasible and economically viable.
  • On the recommendations of Feasibility Study, PC-II Proforma for Feasibility Study, Detailed Engineering Design and Tender Documents at Site-C was submitted to MoW&P on July 30, 2009, which was not approved due tonon-allocation of project priority by Govt. of Balochistan.
  • Government of Balochistan has allocated its priority to the Project and advised to conduct Engineering Studies of Sukleji Dam Project (Site-C) on May 04, 2016.
  • Accordingly, WAPDA requested MoW&P for authorization to update the PC-II of subject Project to cater for the inflation / change in rates since 2009.
  • MoW&P on August 19, 2016 authorized WAPDA to submit the updated PC-II for consideration and approval of the competent forum.
  • PC-II Proforma submitted to WAPDA Standing Review Committee (SRC) on February 08, 2017. SRC cleared the PC-II Proforma on June 06, 2017.
Monday, 09 January 2017 15:19

Chinot DAM Project

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The dam site is located about 176 km downstream Marala Headworks and about 5 km from the Chiniot City and approximately 100 meter up stream of existing
Railway Bridge on Chenab River.
Salient Features
Dam Type Homogeneous earthfill
Height of Dam 55 ft
Gross Storage Capacity 1.0 MAF
Live Storage Capacity 1.0 MAF
Power Generation 69 MW
Execution by Feasibility Study will be carried out by WAPDA
Donor Agency Rs. 50 million to be provided by GoP through PSDP and         Rs. 96.330 million to be funded by WAPDA from its own resources.
Commencement Date January, 2016
Completion Date Study Period: 12 months
Financial Status Local (Rs. Million) FEC (Rs. Million) Total  (Rs. Million)
Original PC-I Cost


- 146.330
PSDP Allocation FY 2015-16 50.000 - 50.000

-  CDWP in its meeting held on 04.03.2015 approved the project at a cost of Rs.146.330 million to carryout Feasibility study of the Project from in house resources of WAPDA.

-  Desk study is in progress.

Incharge of the Project:-

General Manager (Hydro) Planning

Installation of Pilot Treatment Plant Along RBOD System

  1. Project Background

Pakistan's economic potential is unlimited due to its strong agricultural base, human resource, its climate and geographic position but water might be one serious bottleneck to its growth. Therefore, we need a paradigm shift and should focus on water conservation and management approach to fulfill the needs of growing population.

Considering water scarcity in the Country, the Drainage Effluent of Right Bank Command Area of Sukkur and Guddu Barrages is about 750,000 acres ft. which should not be wasted or disposed of unutilized into the sea/ lake. It has to be used as such or after treatment for drinking, agriculture, fisheries or other economical uses.

In recognition of this need, WAPDA under the directions of the President of Pakistan carried out Feasibility Studies through Consultants during Year 2009 and 2010  for treatment and reuse of RBOD effluent.

In the feasibility study, the Consultants proposed installation of Treatment Plants along RBOD system so that the hazardous base flow of RBOD Effluent can be treated for its various uses. As first step, a Pilot Treatment Plant at RD + 93 of MNVD (RBOD) will be installed. Location map of the Pilot Project site attached vide (Figure-I).    

During a presentation on May 18, 2010 at Karachi, the President of Pakistan appreciated the initiatives introduced by WAPDA regarding water conservation strategy through reutilization plan for RBOD effluent and approved the plan for Installation of Pilot Treatment Plant Project. PC-1 of the Project prepared by WAPDA was approved by the ECNEC in its meeting held on 26.05.2011 at the rationalized cost of Rs 3353.373 Million subject to availability of foreign funding.

  1. Salient Features 
  • Project Location Plant will be installed on left side of MNVD

                                                                            at RD + 93 in Johi Tehsil of District Dadu

  • Type of Plant                                                      Pellet Extraction + RO
  • Design Capacity                                                            40 (+ 15%) cusecs
  • Area to be benefited                                          10,984 acres
  • Access Road                                                      6.25 miles
  • Link Channels                                                   49,600 ft.
  • Structures

·         Cross Drainage Culverts                            25 Nos.

·         Aqueduct                                                       01 No.

·         Culverts across Link Channels                 06 Nos.

·         Water Distribution Tank                              01 No.

  • Electricity Network                                             15 km long HT Line
  • Project Cost                                                   Rs. 3353.373 M
  • Project Annual Benefits                                 Rs. 643.680 M
  • Project Annual O&M Cost                             Rs. 237.000 M
  • B/C Ratio                                                             1.18 : 1
  • EIRR                                                                    15.06%
  1. Project Objectives/Benefits


  • Provide 28958 Acre ft of water for irrigation of 10,984 acres of land.
  • Availability of 20 lac gallons per day of potable water for about 05 lac of local populace residing in Dadu, Johi Towns and adjoining villages of Project area.
  • Extraction of salts as byproduct which covers about 50-60% of the O&M cost.
  • Conservation of Ecology of Manchar Lake by treating hazardous effluent of RBOD.
  • Socio-economic uplift and poverty reduction.

4.         Updated Progress



Ø  The Consultants have completed the Evaluation Report of 1st Stage Bids for EPC Contract for Installation of Pilot Treatment Plant submitted by pre-qualified Bidders which is under process for approval by competent authority. However, further tendering process has been withheld due to non-availability of requisite funds and observations of Ministry of Planning, Development & Reforms (MPD&R), Islamabad in May 2014 regarding implementation of the Project by WAPDA in the post 18th Constitutional Amendment scenario.

  • WAPDA’s view point on the observations of Ministry of Planning, Development and Reforms and clear stance of GOS regarding implementation of the Project by WAPDA stands furnished to Ministry of Planning, Development and Reforms, Islamabad through Ministry of Water & Power, Islamabad. However, the matter is yet to be resolved since the consultative meeting scheduled on 03.07.2015 in Ministry of Planning, Development and Reforms, Islamabad has been postponed besides only Rs 01 Million has been allocated for the Project under PSDP 2015-16 against WAPDA’s demand of Rs 2200 Million.
  • The Consultants have also submitted the Draft Tender Documents for Infrastructure Development Component works (Access Road, Irrigation, Water Supply & Electricity Networks etc.). However, the tendering process has not been initiated due to
    non-availability of requisite funds for the main EPC Contract.
  • The construction of camp colony and offices for the Pilot Project has been completed. The land acquisition process for the land required for Pilot Treatment Plant has been initiated and Gazette Notification under Section-4, 6 and 17 of Land Acquisition Act issued.

Ø  The treatment and re-use of RBOD effluent by installing Treatment Plants along RBOD is one of proposed solutions submitted to Honourable Supreme Court of Pakistan in Suo Moto Case No.10 of 2010 to address issue of contamination of water of Manchar Lake. However, during hearing of Suo Moto Case on 18-08-2015 the Honourable Court directed Secretary Planning, Development & Reforms Islamabad to submit revise Plan immediately to address the issue. Accordingly, the Secretary Ministry of Planning Development & Reforms Islamabad submitted a revised plan. Subsequently, the Honourable Court in their Order dated 17-09-2015 mentioned that “insofar as installation of the treatment plant on the RBOD is concerned, we have been informed that this project has been abandoned due to a massive funding issue.”

Ø  WAPDA has requested to Ministry of Water & Power, Islamabad for obtaining advice from Ministry of Planning, Development & Reforms, Islamabad regarding future course of action to be adopted in the matter.







Location: The proposed Winder  Dam  Project  is situated  across Winder River 125 km from Karachi,66 km from Uthal and 25 km from Winder Town; in Lasbela District of Balochistan Province.

Salient Features
Dam Type Earth Core Rock Fill Dam
Height of Dam 102 Ft
Gross Storage 36,484 Acre ft
Live Storage 36,167 Acre ft
CCA 10,000 Acres
Power Generation 0.3 MW (will be developed under PPP mode)
Execution by WAPDA
Donor Agency Ministry of Water & Power (MOWP) Government of Pakistan (GOP).
Commencement Date Yet to be started
Completion Date Within  3 years after Commencement
Financial status Local (Rs. Millions) FEC (Rs. Millions) Total(Rs. Millions)
Original PC-I Cost (03.09.2009) 1695.770 - 1695.770
1st Revised PC-I Cost (under process) 12904.520 - 12904.520
PSDP Allocation  2016-17 5.000 - 5.000


Physical Progress:

          The physical activities at site not started.

Incharge of the Project:  

          Mr. Umar Tariq Khoso, Project Director (Additional Charge)
          Street 1/5 Block “U” North Nazimabad Karachi
          Telephone No.021-36630290




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.