Cost of Nai Gaj dam increased to Rs47.723bn

The 2nd revised PC-1 of Nai Gaj Dam in District Dadu, Sindh has put the cost of the project at Rs47.723bn.

The 1st PC-1 of the project in 2009 had estimated the cost of the project to be Rs16.924 billion. The 1st revised PC-1 of the project increased the cost of the project to Rs26.236 billion, and now the 2nd revised PC-1 has escalated its total cost to Rs47.732 billion. Now the federal government would contribute to 96 percent of the project and four percent of the cost would be borne by the Sindh government.

The project envisages construction of a 194-ft-high central core earth fill dam with a gross storage capacity of 0.30 million-acre-feet (MAF) and live storage of 0.16 MAF to irrigate 28,800 acres of land.