Chairman WAPDA for completing Swat River diversion within current year

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Chairman Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) Lt General (Retd) Sajjad Ghani on Wednesday has urged the project management to complete the Swat River diversion within the current year as it is essential to commence construction work on the main dam.

He directed the WAPDA project team, consultants and contractors to execute the construction plan within the given timeline, said a press release.

The Chairman WAPDA expressed these views during his visit to Mohmand Dam Hydropower Project, being constructed by WAPDA on River Swat upstream of Munda Headworks in District Mohmand of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

The Chairman visited a number of sites to witness construction activities going on there. He also had a detailed round of diversion tunnels outlet and inlets to monitor concrete lining and excavation works.

GM/PD Mohmand Dam, Project Managers of the Consultants and the Contractors and other senior officers of WAPDA were also present during the visit.

Later, Mohmand Dam project management made a presentation to the Chairman about the progress achieved so far on the project. —APP