The Pakistan Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) has announced that two portions of Diversion Tunnel 2 at the Mohmand Dam project have been connected with precision, marking yet another milestone at the 800MW project.

Construction is progressing well on the project with as work on as many as 10 sites underway simultaneously. These sites include diversion tunnels, power intake and power waterway, spillway, re-regulation pond, excavation on switchyard, powerhouse and main dam abutment, access roads and project colony.

Mohmand Dam is being constructed on River Swat in District Mohmand of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. It is the 5th highest concrete-face-rock-fill Dam (CFRD) in the world. The project is scheduled to be completed in 2025. 

On completion, the dam will store about 1.2-million-acre feet of water and help mitigate floods in Peshawar, Charsadda and Naushera. Besides supplementing 160,000 acres of existing land, about 18,237 acres of new land will also be irrigated.