Construction work is expected to start very soon on the main dam at the 4500MW Diamer Basha project, the Pakistan Water & Power Authority (WAPDA) has said, with machinery and plants already on site.
In a statement, WAPDA said the project is being pursued ‘vigorously’ and that work is progressing well despite the Covid-19 pandemic. Following the award of a construction contract for the project last month to a joint venture of Power China-FWO, mobilisation began on site.
WAPDA said it is committed to completing Diamer Basha Dam Project on schedule by 2028.
Machinery at Diamer Basha dam site. Image courtesy WAPDA