WAPDA Top Management Pursues Development projects

Chairman WAPDA Lt Gen Muzammil Hussain (Retd) visited Gomal Zam Dam located in South Waziristan tribal district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province and was briefed about different development projects in their various states of completion including the Waran Canal System which will irrigate another 28,000 acres of land in the area.

Gomal Zam Dam is a multi-purpose project with the objective to ensure availability of water for irrigated agriculture, control flood and provide low-cost hydel electricity.  Gross storage capacity of the project is 1.14 million acre feet (MAF) of water to irrigate 163,000 acres of land. Gomal Zam hydel power station has an installed capacity of 17 megawatt (MW).

He also visited the site of Tank Zam Dam Project located in Hinis Tangi about 50 Kilometers from Tank in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. WAPDA has completed its feasibility studies, and after completion of the detailed engineering design, WAPDA will start construction of the project, vital for development of this far-flung area. Tank Zam Dam will have a gross water storage capacity of 0.345 MAF to irrigate 55,500 acres of land. In addition, the project will also generate 25 MW of electricity