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Bhasha Dam a priority project, says Wapda

The federal government, through the Pakistan Water and Power Development Authority (Wapda), is implementing Diamer Basha Dam project as a priority project because of its of importance for the economy.

In addition to Diamer Basha Dam Project, work on 4,320 megawatts (MW) Dasu Hydropower Project will also commence soon as all pre-requisites, including detailed engineering design of this project, are almost complete. This was stated by Wapda Chairman Syed Raghib Shah during his meeting with Tom Newton, COO of a US-based firm Hydromine, here at Wapda House on Thursday.

He said the two projects offered opportunities to the financial institutions and construction firms for their high economic rate of return. He said Diamer Basha Dam, with gross water storage capacity of 8.1 million acre feet, would generate 4,500MW electricity and contribute about 20 billion units of low-cost hydel electricity to the national grid.

He said that Dasu Hydropower Project would also provide more than 21 billion units electricity to the system. He said that USAID was now engaged with Wapda in arranging funds for Diamer Basha Dam.

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