Diamer Basha Dam Project



The project is located on Indus River, about 315 km upstream of Tarbela Dam, 180 km downstream of the Gilgit-Baltistan capital Gilgit city and 40 km downstream of Chilas city.

SALIENT Features

Main Dam  
  Maximum Height 272m
  Type Roller compacted Concrete(RCC)
  Gross Stroge 8.1 MAF (10.0 BCM
  Live Stroge 6.4 MAF (7.9 BCM)
Power House
  Tottal Isltalled Capicaty  MW4500
  Loaction and Type Underground, one each on right and left side
  No of Units 12 each of 375MW
  Annual Gentration 18,100 GWh/Year


  • The feasibility study of the project was carried out by NEAC Consultants in 2002-24.
  • Review of Feasibility Study, Detailed Engineering Design/Tender Documentation was carried by Diamer Basha Consultants (Lahmeyer International Germany, NDC, BARQAAAB, PES) in 2005-08.
  • In addition International Panel of Experts reviewed documents during Feasibility and Detailed Engineering Design Studies. The above studies proved that the project is technically viable and overall effect will be monumental.
  • PC-I (Dam Part) amounting to 474 Billion has been approved by ECNEC on 17.04.2018
  • PC-I (Power Generation Facilities) amounting to Rs. 751 Billion shall be processed after and practical start of Work on Main Dam.
  • Land Acquisition

The GoP has already released Rs. 87 Billion for Land Acquisition & Resettlement. So far 31,696 acres of land has been acquired out of total required land of 37,419 acres which becomes 85%. Overall progress of resettlement works is 20%.

  • Project Colony

Project Colony for Consultants and WAPDA Staff through 16 contracts is in progress (85% completed).