Diamer Basha Dam

Diamer Basha Dam

Diamir BashaLocation: The project is located on Indus River, about 315 km upstream of Tarbela Dam, 165 km downstream of the Northern Area capital Gilgit and 40 km downstream of Chilas.

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Salient Features
Dam Type Roller Compacted Concrete (RCC)
Height of Dam 272 m
Gross Storage Capacity 8.1 MAF         
Live Storage Capacity 6.4 MAF       
Power Generation 4500 MW
Execution by WAPDA
Supervision Consultants Request for Proposal (RFP) was issued to three (03) No shortlisted Joint Ventures (JVs) and only two JVs submitted the proposals by due date. The Technical Evaluation is under process of approval.
Contractor Work for core project (Main Dam) is yet to be awarded. The prequalification documents are being issued for MW-1 with submission date 15.08.2018.
Donor Agency No
(Funds for acquisition of land & resettlement are released by GoP whereas preliminary works are being carried out by WAPDA self-financing)
Commencement Date July 2009 (As per PC-I)
Completion Date June 2020 (As per PC-I)
Financial Status Local (Rs. Million) FEC (Rs. Million) Total (Rs. Million)
Original PC-I Cost 320,000 154,000 474,000
1st Revised  PC- I Cost  - - -
PSDP Allocation FY 2017-18 (GoP) (WAPDA Self financing) 23,680 - 23,680
  • Preliminary works (project colony, model village at Harpan Das) are in progress.
  • PC-I for Dam part amounting to Rs. 474.00 Billion has been approved by ECNEC on 17.04.2018
  • PC-I for Power Generation Facilities amounting to Rs. 751.00 Billion submitted to MoWR on 13.03.2017. The PC-I has been returned by Ministry of Water Resources with the direction to furnish PC-I of Power Generation Facilities after approval of PC-I (Dam Part) and practical start of Work.

Incharge of the Project    

          Engr. Amir Bashir Chaudhry

          General Manager (DBDP), WAPDA, Chilas

          Contact # 0092-5812-920209

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