Engineering Post Report
WAPDA is constructing 8 multi-purpose mega projects including Diamir Basha Dam, Mohmand Dam, Dasu Hydropower Project, Tarbela 4th and 5th Extension, Hydro Power projects Golen Gol Hydro Power project among others.
These are scheduled to be completed one after the other from 2024 to 2029, adding 97 million acre feet (MAF) to the gross water storage of the country and about 10000 mega wat (MW) clean, green and low cost hydel electricity to the national grid.
Dasu Hydropower Project (2160 MW) is being implemented in a phased manner at a total estimated cost of Rs 510980.200 million including foreign aid of Rs 218547.500 million. According to the WAPDA sources, an estimated amount of Rs 176493.426 million had been spent till end June 2022 and an estimated amount of R s 55383.000 million including foreign of Rs 3000.000 was being utilized for its continued implementation during financial year 2022-23. It was approved by the Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC)in March 2014.
Tarbela 4th Extension Hydro Power project (1410 MW) was being executed in a phased manner at an estimated cost of Rs 122977.000 including foreign aid of Rs 81642.000 million. Toward of last financial year total expenditure of Rs 117198.629 million had been incurred on its implementation and another amount of Rs 1940.00 was being incurred on the mega project during current fiscal. It was approved by ECNEC in January 2020.
Tarbela 5th Extension Hydro Power project (1410 MW) was being executed at a total estimated cost of Rs 82361.600 million including foreign aid of Rs 35988.000 million. Till end June 2022 total expenditure off Rs 20162. 280 million had been incurred on its implementation and another Rs 12000 million were being utilised on its execution during fiscal 2022-23. it was okayed by ECNEC in December 2016.
For want of space, details about other mega projects was not being given here, please.