Staff Reporter Islamabad
The Pakistan Water and Power Development Au-thority (WAPDA) has achieved yet another major milestone towards the completion of the river diver-sion system of the Mohmand Dam Project, as two portions of Diversion Tunnel 2 of the project have been connected with precision.
The project management achieved this milestone on Monday during the mining operation at the diver-sion system by breaking through two portions of Diversion Tunnel 2 – one from the access tunnel side while the other from the outlet portal.
WAPDA Chairman Lt Gen Muzammil Hussain (Retd), Mohmand Dam General Manager and Pro-ject Director Muhammad Javed Afridi, representa-tives of the consultants Mohmand Dam Consulting Group and the contractors China Gezhouba Group Corporation (CGGC) witnessed the event.
While congratulating the project management, the consultants and the contractors on the breakthrough of the two portions of the diversion tunnel, the Chairman said that it is a good omen for the project to achieve this milestone on Mohmand Dam at a time when the whole world is adversely affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.
He also thanked the Federal Government, Water Resources Ministry in particular, for their support in implementation of the project.
He expressed the hope that the project management would be able to complete Mohmand Dam on time together with their commitment and concerted efforts.
The Chairman further said that projects like Mohmand Dam are vital to thwart the looming water crisis and meet the energy requirements of the country with affordable and clean hydel electricity.
Earlier, Mohmand Dam General Manager & Project Director briefed the Chairman of the overall pro-gress on the project.
It was told during the briefing that construction work on as many as 10 sites is simultaneously underway on the project at a good pace.