Construction recommences on Nai Gaj power project

The construction work on the Nai Gaj power project has recommenced after bottlenecks were removed in the implementation of project.

WAPDA Chairman Lt Gen Muzammil Hussain (Retd) visited Nai Gaj Dam Project being constructed on Gaj River 65-Km North-West of Dadu of Sindh along with WAPDA General Manager Projects (South) and Project Director Nai Gaj Dam.

The Chairman appreciated the management for successfully recommencing work on the 194-ft-high central core earth fill dam. The dam is expected to be completed by 2024.

The main objective of Nai Gaj dam is conservation of the available flood flows up to a gross storage capacity of 0.30 MAF, which comprises a live storage capacity of 0.160 MAF and power generation of 4.2 MW as well as irrigation supplies to gross command area (GCA) of 56,739 acres and culturable command area (CCA) of 28,800 acres. The project also envisages elimination/reduction of flood losses and erosion-control of the soil on downstream side of the dam and water supply of 110 cusecs to fulfill the needs of the lower riparian and livestock, socioeconomic uplift of the area, poverty reduction and food security.