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Tuesday June 18, 2024

Wapda chairman reviews work at Diamer Basha Dam

He visited the sites of diversion canal, guide wall, diversion tunnel, upstream and downstream coffer dams

By Nisar Abbas Sadpara
May 18, 2024
WAPDA Chairman Lt Gen Sajjad Ghani (retd) is briefed by officials on his visit to Diamer Basha Dam on May 17, 2024. — Reporter
WAPDA Chairman Lt Gen Sajjad Ghani (retd) is briefed by officials on his visit to Diamer Basha Dam on May 17, 2024. — Reporter

DIAMER: Diamer Basha Dam Project is progressing ahead, as construction work is simultaneously underway, as 14 key sties of the Project, being constructed by WAPDA across River Indus, 40-Km downstream of Chilas town.

Chairman WAPDA Engr Lt Gen Sajjad Ghani (retd) today reached Diamer Basha Dam site to witness construction activities on the project. He visited, in detail, the sites of diversion canal, guide wall, diversion tunnel, upstream and downstream coffer dams, permanent bridge and left and right abutments of the main dam.

An aerial view of the river diversion scheme at the Diamer Basha Dam site. — Reporter/File
An aerial view of the river diversion scheme at the Diamer Basha Dam site. — Reporter/File

The project team consisting CEO Diamer Basha Dam Company, General Manager/Project Director, Diamer Basha Dam Project, the Consultants and the Contractors, briefed the Chairman about progress on each site. It was briefed that diversion system is functioning satisfactorily. The permanent access bridge, downstream of the main dam site, has been completed while adjacent approach roads are scheduled to be completed by next month.

The Chairman directed the Consultants and the Contractors to strictly adhere to the construction standards laid down for ensuring quality of the works.