ISLAMABAD (Agencies): The Chairman of the Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA), Engr Lt Gen Sajjad Ghani (Retd), visited the Mohmand Dam Project to review the construction progress on various key sites. These included the inlets and outlets of the three diversion tunnels, the power house, and the spillway.

The General Manager/Project Director of the Mohmand Dam Project, along with consultants and contractors, briefed the Chairman about the ongoing activities and the timelines for the completion of critical tasks at these sites.

Following the site visit, the Chairman presided over a meeting at the project office. He emphasized the significance of the Mohmand Dam in meeting the increasing needs for water and energy in the country. He directed the contractors to implement the execution plan for the completion of the project according to the set timelines. He further suggested deploying additional resources to expedite the completion time.

The Chairman was earlier briefed about the progress on diversion works, recovery plan, quarry development, and spillway concreting.

The Mohmand Dam Project, being constructed by WAPDA across the River Swat in the Mohmand District of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, is the 5th highest concrete-face-rock-fill dam in the world. The project, scheduled for completion in 2026-27, will have a gross water storage capacity of 1.29 MAF. It will irrigate 18,233 acres of new land in Mohmand and Charsadda, in addition to supplementing irrigation supplies to 160,000 acres of existing land.

The installed power capacity of the project stands at 800 MW, with an annual energy generation of 2.86 billion units. The project will also provide 300 million gallons of water per day to Peshawar for drinking purposes.

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