The contractor has been mobilized to the site to start construction work after award of the contract for Kurram Tangi Dam Project (Stage-I).
Lt Gen Muzammil Hussain (retd)) Chairman, Pakistan Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) stated this during his visit to Kurram Tangi Dam site located in North Waziristan Agency of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) in third week of November.
Kurram Tangi Dam is a significant project for socio-economic uplift of the people of the far-flung areas of FATA and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Chairman WAPDA directed the project management to make it sure that the project is completed within stipulated timeframe.
With gross water storage capacity of 1.2 million acre feet (MAF) and power generation capacity of 83.4MW, Kurram Tangi Dam is a multi-purpose project. WAPDA will complete the project in two stages. Stage-I will be completed in about three years. On completion of the Stage-I, more than 16,000 acres of land in North Waziristan Agency will be irrigated, while about 18 MW of electricity will also be generated.
Wapda Chairman also visited Mohmand Dam Project site in Mohmand Agency of FATA. During the visit, he said that detailed engineering design of Mohmand Dam is likely to be completed in February 2017. Afterwards, the processes will be initiated for approval of the project by the Government of Pakistan, financial arrangements and award of contract.
The Chairman said that in view of its benefits, Mohamand Dam is a project of paramount importance as it will not only store water and generate electricity but also help mitigate floods in Peshawar, Charsadda and Nowshera.
Mohamand Dam Project has a gross water storage capacity of 1.3 MAF and power generation capacity of 800 MW.