Ministry of Water Resources, created on August 04, 2017 after bifurcation of the erstwhile Ministry of Water & Power, has been able to get approval of two multipurpose Diamer Basha and Mohmand dams, long awaited National Water Policy along with Pakistan’s Water Charter as well as commissioning of the three hydropower projects with cumulative installed capacity of 2487 MW.
Diamer Basha Dam Project (Dam part)
ECNEC approval 17th April 2018
Estimated base cost 474.000 billion
Live storage 6.4 million acre-foot
Installed capacity 4500 MW
Mohmand Dam Hydropower Project
ECNEC approval 26thApril 2018
Estimated cost Rs 309.558 billion
Live storage 0.676 million acre-foot
Installed capacity 800 MW
Drinking water for Peshawar 460 cusec
National Water Policy and Pakistan’s Water Charter
CCI approval 24th April 2018
The policy is aimed to provide a major response to the emerging water crisis through:
- ➣ High level political support, as a national imperative.
- ➣ Providing a set of agreed national targets for water conservation, water storage, water treatment and clean drinking water.
- ➣ Leading to a sustained national commitment to substantially increase public and private resources for the water sector.
- ➣ Creating an institutional framework that can address present deficiencies in project management and cost effective maintenance on a war footing to revive the technical capacity and efficiency of the system that achieved such remarkable progress between 1950 and 1990.
Commissioning of 1410 MW Tarbela-4th Ext Hydropower Project
Commissioning of 969 MW Neelum Jhelum Hydro Power Project
Commissioning of 108 MW Golen Gol Hydropower Project