ProPropertyNewsMohmand Dam Likely to be Completed by 2026: Wanda Chief

Mohmand Dam Likely to be Completed by 2026: Wanda Chief

LAHORE: According to Lt Gen (Retd) Sajjad Ghani, Chairman Wapda, the Mohmand Dam project would likely be finished in 2026.

The chairman said that construction activity was now moving on on all 11 project sites, and that he was informed during his visit to the Mohmand Dam project that the diversion system was expected to be finished in November of this year.

It is relevant to mention that in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Mohmand District, Wapda is building the Mohmand Dam Hydropower Project on the River Swat, upstream of Munda Headworks.

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The sources informed that the chairman observed construction progress on several sites during his visit to the project on Wednesday, including the reregulation pond, main dam, spillway, diversion tunnels, access tunnel, power intake, powerhouse, switchyard, and irrigation system.

Furthermore, he also asked the project management to rigorously abide by the guidelines established for the project’s construction.

The chairman thought that coordinated efforts were required to finish this huge project by the timetables after reviewing the before and post-flood scenarios.

Later, the project’s general manager and project director, accompanied by the consultants and the contractor, provided an update on the status.

According to the information provided, until December of last year, the majority of the damages the terrible flood last summer caused to the diversion system were fixed.

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The details suggest that Mohmand Dam will hold 1.2 MAF of water, assisting in reducing flood damage in Peshawar, Charsadda, and Nowshera, while also irrigating 18,237 acres of land in Mohmand and Charsadda in addition to feeding 160,000 acres of existing land.

Additionally, Mohmand Dam has an installed generating capacity of 800 MW that would supply the National Grid with 2.86 billion units of affordable, environmentally beneficial hydel power per year.

The project would also supply Peshawar with 300 million gallons of water per day for consumption, while reportedly bringing in Rs. 51.6 billion annually.

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