WAPDA approves contract for 800MW Mohmand dam project

28 February 2019

The Pakistan Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) has approved the award of a contract to CGGC-DESCON Joint Venture for civil and electro-mechanical works of Mohmand Dam hydropower project. Conditional upon signing of the agreement, the contractor will mobilize at site in March 2019.

The contract award was approved following a comprehensive bidding and evaluation process and exhaustive technical negotiations.

WAPDA has brought the Mohmand Dam project back on track after a delay of decades, removing the legal, financial and technical snags. The procurement process has been completed through open competitive bidding following the transparent best practices in line with PPRA rules and PEC provisions.

The project is being constructed on the River Swat in Tribal District Mohmand of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province. The project is scheduled to be completed in five years and eight months. On completion, the project will store about 1.2 million acre feet (MAF) of water, generate 800MW of low-cost electricity, and help mitigate floods in Peshawar, Charsadda and Naushera.

Besides supplementing 160,000 acres of existing land, more than 16,700 acres of new land will also be irrigated because of Mohmand Dam. In addition, 300 million gallon water per day will also be provided to Peshawar for drinking purpose. 

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