‘Timely completion of Mohmand Dam a must’

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LAHORE: Chairman WAPDA Lt Gen (Retd) Sajjad Ghani inspected the ongoing construction progress of the Mohmand Dam Project today and directed the contractor to ensure the completion of the diversion system during the upcoming low-flow season for the River Swat.

During his visit, the chairman assessed various construction sites, including concrete works on the upper stilling basin of the spillway, construction activities at the left and right abutments of the dam, and various components of the diversion system, including diversion tunnels. He was accompanied by GM and PD Mohmand Dam Project, as well as consultants and contractors.

In a subsequent briefing, discussions centred on the diversion scheme schedule, resource-loaded programmes for quarry development, stockpiling, dam filling, and an activity-wise resource-loaded programme for the entire project. Ghani stressed the importance of achieving key milestones on time to ensure the project’s timely completion, urging concerted efforts from the project team, particularly the contractors.

The Mohmand Dam Project, one of WAPDA’s ambitious initiatives, is being constructed across the River Swat in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa’s Mohmand District. As the fifth-highest concrete-face-rock-fill dam globally, it aims to store water for agriculture, control flooding, provide urban water supply to Peshawar, and generate environmentally-friendly hydel electricity. The project is slated for completion by 2026-27.

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