WAPDA signs contract for Kurram Tangi Dam Project Stage-II

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The Kurram Tangi Dam Project Stage-II has advanced significantly as a result of the Pakistan Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) signing a Rs776.3 million consultant agreement. A joint venture made up of four companies—three from Pakistan and one from Turkey—with DOLSAR serving as the consortium’s leader has been given this important contract.

The consulting services cover a wide range of tasks, such as producing the project’s bidding documents, updating the PC-I, and creating a PC-I for land acquisition and resettlement planning. Asian Development Bank (ADB) is providing financial support for the 22-month consultant contract.

On Friday, the contract was signed at WAPDA House by Cem Aker, the joint venture’s international projects coordinator, and Muhammad Shafiq Bhettani, the joint venture’s chief engineer and project director for the Kurram Tangi Dam. Important WAPDA representatives, including Jamil Akhtar, Member (Power) WAPDA, and numerous General Managers in charge of the project’s implementation, were present during the ceremony.

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In the North Waziristan District of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, Stage-II of the Kurram Tangi Dam Project will be built on the Kurram River. It will be located about 32 kilometres north of Bannu City and 14 kilometres upstream of the Kurram Garhi Headworks.

This stage is planned to have an installed power generation capacity of 65 megawatts (MW) and a gross water storage capacity of 1.2 million acre-feet (MAF). In addition to generating electricity, the project will improve water availability to an extra 278,000 acres of existing land and enable irrigation on 38,000 acres of new land.

Stage-I of the Kurram Tangi Dam Project, which will irrigate 16,380 acres of land and produce about 18.4 MW of energy, has already been made progress by WAPDA.