Ministry of Water Resources to Donate Money from their salaries for Construction of Dams

Islamabad July 11th, 2018: Pursuant to the Supreme Court’s initiative regarding contribution toward Diamer Basha and Mohmand Dams Fund the officers and staff of Ministry of Water Resources and office of Chairman Federal Flood Commission in a meeting under the chairmanship of Secretary Ministry of Water Resources decided to volunteer following humble contribution:

  1. Secretary, Water Resources volunteered to contribute his 15-day pay.
  2. All the officers (BS-17 & above) of the Ministry and the Federal Flood Commission volunteered to contribute their 3-day pay.
  3. The staff members (BS-1 to 16) of the Ministry and the Federal Flood Commission will contribute their 1-day salary toward the fund.

ECNEC APPROVED MOHMAND DAM HYDROPOWER PROJECT

Islamabad April 26th, 2018: The ECNEC in its meeting held on 26 April 2018 approved Mohmand Dam Hydropower Project at a total cost of Rs. Rs. 309.558 billion including FEC component of Rs. 71.548 billion.

The Secretary Ministry of Water Resources Mr. Shamail Ahmad Khawaja apprised the forum about the Project’s financing plan according to which the cost of dam attributable to water sector and agricultural benefits is Rs. 114,285 million which will require funding from the Federal PSDP as a grant whereas the remaining amount of the project which is Rs. 195.273 billion for power generation component will be arranged in the form of WAPDA’s equity and local and foreign commercial financing.

The forum chaired by the Prime Minister of Pakistan approved the project according to the above stated financing strategy.

Sr. No. Item Quantity
1. Catchment Area 13,650 km2
2. Dam Type Concrete Faced Rock-fill Dam (CFRD)
3. Dam Height 203 m
4. Design Flood 968,575 cusec
5. Live Storage 0.676 MAF
6. Installed Capacity 800 MW
7. Annual Energy 2,862 GWh
8. Plant Factor 40.84%
9. Irrigation BenefitsLeft Bank

Right Bank

9,013 acre; (through 116 cusec canal)

7,716 acre; (through 116 cusec canal)

10. Drinking Water for Peshawar 460 cusec capacity for water supply
11. Implementation Period 86 months, including 12 months for Defect Liability Period (DLP) and further 6 months for closure of the project