ISLAMABAD: The Water and Energy Improvement Authority (Wapda) on Monday stated it had achieved a serious milestone in the direction of completion of the river diversion system of Mohmand Dam by connecting with precision two parts of second diversion tunnel (T2) of the mission.
In an announcement, Wapda stated the mining operation on the diversion system was accomplished on Monday by breaking by way of two parts of T2 from all sides — one from the entry tunnel aspect and the opposite from outlet portal.
Wapda chairman retired Lt Gen Muzammil Hussain, Mohmand Dam Basic Supervisor and Undertaking Director Mohammad Javed Afridi, representatives of the consultants – Mohmand Dam Consulting Group – and the contractors – China Gezhouba Group Company – witnessed the occasion.
Whereas congratulating the mission administration, the consultants and the contractors on breakthrough of the 2 parts of the diversion tunnel, Gen Hussain stated that it was omen for the mission to attain this milestone on Mohmand Dam at a time when the entire world was adversely affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Wapda chairman hopes mission will assist thwart looming water disaster and meet nation’s power wants
The Wapda chairman thanked the federal authorities, Water Assets Ministry specifically, for his or her assist in implementation of the mission. He expressed the hope that the mission administration would be capable to full Mohmand Dam on time along with their dedication and concerted efforts. He stated that the tasks like Mohmand Dam have been important to thwart looming water disaster and meet power necessities of the nation with inexpensive and clear hydel electrical energy.
(Clockwise) Building work in progress on the web site of Mohmand Dam and its tunnel. Wapda chairman Muzammil Hussain inaugurating a course of to attach the 2 ends of a tunnel on Monday. In line with Wapda, the method will lead in the direction of completion of the dam’s river diversion system.—APPThe Mohmand Dam common supervisor mission director gave a briefing on the event on total progress of the mission. He stated development work on as many as 10 websites was concurrently underway on the mission with tempo. These websites embrace diversion tunnels, energy consumption and energy waterway, spillway, re-regulation pond, excavation on switchyard, energy home and principal dam abutment, entry roads and mission colony.
Mohmand Dam is being constructed on the River Swat in Mohmand district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. It’s the fifth highest concrete-face-rock-fill Dam on the earth. The mission is scheduled to be accomplished in 2025. On completion, the dam will retailer about 1.2-million acres toes of water and assist mitigate floods in Peshawar, Charsadda and Naushera. Apart from supplementing 160,000 acres of current land, about 18,237 acres of recent land can even be irrigated.
Mohmand Dam Energy Home will generate 800 megawatts of hydel electrical energy, contributing 2.86 billion items of low-cost and environment-friendly hydel electrical energy yearly to the nationwide grid. As well as, 300 million gallons of water per day can even be supplied to Peshawar for ingesting goal. Annual advantages of the mission have been estimated at Rs51.6bn.
Revealed in Daybreak, August third, 2021