JULY 13, 2018: WAPDA CHAIRMAN BRIEFS HONOURABLE CHIEF JUSTICE OF PAKISTAN ABOUT PROCEEDINGS OF IMPLEMENTATION COMMITTEE OF DIAMER BASHA AND MOHMAND DAMS (ICDBMD)
Chairman Implementation Committee of Diamer Basha and Mohmand Dams (ICDBMD) Lt. Gen. Muzammil Hussain(R) called on Honourable Chief Justice of Pakistan Mr. Justice Mian Saqib Nisar and briefed about the proceedings of Implementation Committee and its future roadmap for moving ahead to achieve milestone in stipulated time, constituted by the Supreme Court of Pakistan in its order dated 04.07.2018 in Constitution Petition No. 57/2016.
Chairman WAPDA / ICDBMD informed that Secretariat of Implementation Committee of Diamer Basha and Mohmand Dams (ICDBMD) has already been established at Islamabad and its first meeting was held on 12.07.2018 at ICDBMD Secretariat. The meeting decided to constitute five Sub-Committees namely Land Acquisition and Resettlement Committee, Finance Committee, Procurement Committee, Security Committee and Coordination Committee; one each for Diamer Basha and Mohmand Dams. The progress report will be submitted to the Supreme Court of Pakistan in line with directions of the Court.
Honourable Chief Justice Mr. Justice Mian Saqib Nisar appreciated the prompt response of the Implementation Committee, headed by WAPDA Chairman. He directed the Chairman to keep the impetus for ensuring early commencement of Diamer Basha and Mohmand Dams.
July 12, 2018: In the wake of the Supreme Court’s historic judgement of July 4, 2018 aimed at expediting the construction of two mega dams i.e. Diamer Basha and Mohmand, the maiden meeting of the Implementation Committee of Diamer Basha and Mohmand Dams (ICDBMD) was held today at ICDBMD Secretariat in Islamabad.
July 11, 2018: The Power intake system of Neelum Jhelum Hydropower Project at dam site has been completed with the operationalization of the third de-sander in order to meet water requirement for generating power from all units of the project.
July 10, 2018: All officers of Pakistan Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) will donate their two-day salary; while officials from BPS 1 to 16 will contribute one-day salary to Diamer Basha and Mohmand Dam Fund - 2018, established in light of the Supreme Court’s historic decision for construction of the two vital projects to increase water storage capacity to meet the increasing requirement of water in the country.
July 10, 2018: The power generation from strategically important Neelum Jhelum Hydropower Project has increased to 726 MW today. At present, three out of four units of the project i.e. Unit No. 2, 3 and 4 are contributing to the National Grid upto their maximum generation capacity.
July 09, 2018.Following the Supreme Court’s historic judgment of July 4, 2018 to expedite the construction of two critical dams namely Diamer Basha and Mohmand, a Secretariat has been established at Islamabad for the Implementation Committee of Diamer Basha and Mohmand Dams (ICDBMD).
July 07, 2018: In yet another significant development, the contribution of Neelum Jhelum Hydropower Project to the National Grid has increased to 484 Megawatts (MW), as two units of the project (Unit No. 3 and Unit No. 2) are now generating power to their maximum capacity.