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)  diamer
  • 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 M/s DBCG (for Consultancy Services for Construction Design, Construction Supervision & Contract Administration)
Contractor M/s PowerChina-FWO JV (MW-1 Dam Part)
Commencement Date August 2020                                                                                     
Completion Date February 2029
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 2021-22 15,000.000 500.000 15,500.000
Revised PC-I (LA&R)* 174,700.000   174,700.000
PSDP Allocation 2021-22 7,000.000 - 7,000.000



Procurement of Consultancy Services for Construction Supervision

Consultancy Services commenced from 10.06.2020.

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

The contractor has commenced the works w.e.f 07.08.2020. Main Dam works are in progress.

Acquisition of Land


Out of 16,027 acres of private land, 14,697 acres land has been acquired in Gilgit-Baltistan.

17,894 acres of Govt. land out of 17,942 acres has been transferred to DBDP by GBA. 

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Out of 439 acres 162 acres of land acquired.

989 acres of non-compensable Govt. owned land is to be acquired in KP.

Preliminary Works:

Construction of Right Bank Periphery Road

For the construction of Right Bank Periphery Roads 04 Contracts have been awarded. RBPR-01: 56.83% work has been completed. RBPR-02: 53.67% work has been completed. RBPR-03: 10.07% work has been completed. RBPR-04:1.97% work has been completed.

Construction of Cadet College at Darang Das, Chilas

Four (4) Academic Blocks at Cadet College at Darang Das, Chilas have been completed and external development works are in progress.

Confidence Building Measures (CBMs)

CBM’s Package-01 & Package-02 completed up to 100%.

Overall progress of Dam part is 7.02 %


Incharge of the Project
Engr. Muhammad Yousaf Rao
General Manager (DBDP)
Contact No. 0092-5812-920209



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