Diamer Bhasha Dam to generate 4,500MW power


The installed capacity of Diamer Bhasha Dam will be 4,500 Mega Watt (MW), which will generate 18,100 Gigawatt hours (GWh) power annually.

The gross storage capacity of the project will be 8.1 Million Acre Feet (MAF) with live storage capacity of 6.4 MAF.

The official information received on Thursday revealed that Diamer Basha Dam project which is expected to be completed by April, 2029, was being constructed on River Indus, 40 kilometer downstream of Chilas town. The project is of paramount importance for water, food and energy security of the country.

The total estimated cost of Diamer Basha Dam project is Rs1406,122 million which includes PC-I of acquisition of land and resettlement Rs175,436 million, PC-I of Dam Part Rs. 479,686 million while cost for PC-I of Power Generation Facilities, which is yet to be approved, is Rs751,000 million.

Similarly, the amount spent by previous governments on the Dam is Rs. 86,685 million under acquisition of land & resettlement (AL&R) since 2009-10 while present government has spent Rs. Rs. 30273 million.—APP

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