Pakistan Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) has awarded the consultancy contract worth Rs. 156.226 million to a joint venture headed by NESPAK for feasibility study, detailed engineering design, preparation of tender documents and PC-I of Murunj Dam Project.
Murunj Dam Project will be constructed across Kaha Nullah about 15 Kilometer (Km) from Mari village and 116 Km west of Rajanpur, Punjab. Kaha Nullah is one of the largest hill torrents of the Koh-e-Sulaiman Range located in the vicinity of Rajanpur.
Murunj Dam Project has three main objectives namely storage of water for irrigated agriculture and drinking purpose, flood mitigation and power generation. The project will have gross water storage of 800,000 acre feet and will generate 12 megawatt (MW) cheap and environmental-friendly electricity. The project will have tangible benefits and will bring about 120,000 acre barren land into irrigable.
The Murunj dam project will help in ground water recharging, and fisheries development. Implementation of project will have significant positive impact and uplift of local economy.