Federal Secretary, WAPDA Chairman visit Mohmand Dam Project to review post-flood situation

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Federal Secretary Water Resources Ministry Dr. Kazim Niaz and WAPDA Chairman Lt. Gen Sajjad Ghani (Retd) Saturday visited Mohmand Dam Project to review the situation in the project area in the wake of the unprecedented flood peaks in River Swat.

The Federal Secretary and WAPDA Chairman had a detailed round of various components of the project to have first hand information about adverse impact of the flood in the project area, said a press release.

Mohmand Dam Project Director, senior WAPDA officers, representatives of the Consultants and the Contractor were also present during their visit.

Mohmand Dam Project management made a detailed presentation about the pre and post-flood situations.

The Federal Secretary and the Chairman were briefed that construction activities were continuing at a good pace on as many as 14 locations of the project prior to the flood that severely hit the construction area yesterday.

They were also briefed about the impact of the flood and loss to different components of the project, especially diversion tunnels, re-regulation pond and periphery roads on both banks of River Swat in the project area.

It was further briefed that this loss and impact will affect timelines of the project’s completion. The Federal Secretary and the Chairman were also apprised of the measures taken by the project management to avoid any further loss.

Speaking on the occasion, WAPDA Chairman said that the prompt response of the project management to such unprecedented flood had not only helped minimize impact of the flood but also save precious lives of the engineers and workers at the construction sites, which is commendable.—APP

 

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