Diamer Basha Dam

Diamer Basha Dam


On Indus River near Chilas (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa & Gilgit-Baltistan), 315 km u/s from Tarbela Dam and about 40 km downstream of Chilas Town.

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Salient Features
  • Dam Type

Roller Compacted Concrete (RCC)  Diamir Basha
  • Height of Dam
272 meters
  • Spillways
14.Nos Gate   (11.5m x 16.24m)
  • Gross Storage
8.10 MAF (10 BCM)
  • Live Storage
6.40 MAF (7.9 BCM)
  • Installed Capacity

4,500 MW

12, each turbine of 375 MW

  • Annual Energy
18,097 GWh

Execution by

Consultant -
Contractor -
Commencement Date -                                                                                                        
Completion Date 9 Years after commencement
Financial Status (Rs. Million) Local Foreign Total
PC-I (Dam Part) 14.11.2018 325,686.000 154,000.000 479,686.000
PSDP Allocation 2019-2020 16,000.000 - 16,000.000
Revised PC-I (Land Acquisition and Resettle
ment) 02.03.2015
 101,372.000  - 101,372.000
PSDP Allocation 2019-2020 4,000.000 - 4,000.000
Procurement Of Contract


PC-I for Dam Part amounting to Rs. 474 Billion was approved by ECNEC on 17.04.2018.Subsequently after inclusion of 15 MW Tangir HPP, the revised cost of PC-I amounting to Rs. 479.686 Billion approved by ECNEC on 14.11.2018.

PC-I for Power Generation Facilities will be submitted to MoWR after commencement of construction work of Dam Part.                        


  • Preliminary works Progress

Construction of Project Colony, Model Village at Harpan Das, Right Bank Periphery Roads, CBMs (Confidence Building Measures) and Valley Roads are in progress.

  • Diamer Basha Dam Development Company (Pvt.) Ltd.

Certificate of Incorporation issued by SECP on January 15, 2019. 1st meeting of Board of Directors held on 19.11.2019; hence operations of the company have been commenced. 

  • Procurement of Consultancy Services for Construction Supervision

Consultants for review of evaluation of prequalification applications, review / preparation of bidding documents and evaluations of bids for Main Works MW-1 has been appointed w.e.f. 30.11.2018 and extended upto 30.11.2019.

Procurement process for Consultancy Services for Construction Design, Construction Supervision & Contract Administration of Main Dam is in process.

  • Procurement of Contractors for Contract MW-1 (Main Works)

Prequalification process for Main Works was initiated in April 2018. Five JVs of International & National firms submitted the applications for prequalification in September 2018. After evaluation, all 05 JVs were declared non-responsive which necessitated the annulment, therefore, bids were been invited on single stage-two envelope (post qualification) basis. NIT for Dam Part (MW-I) was published on 02.06.2019 with extended submission date of 21.08.2019. Bids submitted by the Two (02) Joint Ventures are under evaluation.

Incharge of the Project
Mr. Aamir Bashir Chaudhry
General Manager (DBDP)
Contact No. 0092-5812-920209




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