DG FWO, along with his team, visited Diamer Basha Dam site on 10 April 2021. DG was briefed about latest updates of various construction works. Plans for construction of temporary and permanent bridges were verified on ground and issues related to future work on the main dam were discussed on site.
Diamer-Bhasha Dam: Cableway Bridge-2 was made operational
Diamer Basha Dam is set to have a gross water storage capacity of 8.1 MAF to irrigate 1.23 million acres of additional land. With installed power generation capacity of 4500 MW, the project will provid
e more than 18 billion units per annum to the National Grid.to speed-up the transportation of heavy machinery and construction materials across the I
The cable way bridge-1 will also be made operational soon.ndu
On March 25, Chairman WAPDA Lieutenant General (retd) Muzammil Hussain had inaugurated the newly constructed Cableway Bridge-3 on the Indus River.
Additional Chief Engineer Diamer-Bhasha Dam Project Fakhr Jahan, engineers and officials of Power China were present during the opening of the bridge. s River.
This cableway bridge is 205 meters long and consists of a six-foot carriageway. The cableway bridge is capable of carrying a total weight of 80 tons.
In addition to stabilizing national economy by developing irrigated agriculture, mitigating devastating floods and injecting low-cost hydel electricity into the National Grid, WAPDA projects also play a phenomenal role in socio-economic development of the people residing in the project areas. This can best be judged from the fact that WAPDA has been spending a hefty amount of over Rs.100 billion in the project areas for progress and prosperity of the local populace.
This amount is being utilized on confidence building measures (CBM) in the project areas of four under construction projects of WAPDA