The construction of Mohmand dam’s diversion system is scheduled to be complete in November of this year, and the entire project is likely to be complete in 2026.
During his visit to the under-construction Mohmand dam project on Wednesday, Water and Power Development Authority (Wapda) Chairman Sajjad Ghani reviewed the progress of construction work going on at all 11 sites of the projects.
The Wapda chairman also urged the project’s management team to strictly adhere to the specifications and timelines laid down for the project
Later, officials of the Mohmand dam project briefed the chairman about the damage caused by the devastating floods, explaining that most of the damage caused to the diversion system had been repaired by December last year. At present, they said, construction work was in progress at all 11 sites.
The estimated annual benefits to be received from the project stand at Rs51.6 billion. A sum of Rs4.5 billion has been earmarked for Confidence Building Measures (CBM) in the project area the for socio-economic development of the locals.
Published in The Express Tribune, January 26th, 2023.