Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan and former chief justice Saqib Nisar will perform the ground breaking of much-awaited Mohmand Dam at the project site, at Swat River, about five-kilometers upstream of Munda Headworks, Mohmand district. According to a notification of the Ministry of Water and Power, all arrangements have been finalised.
The Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) has awarded contract of the project to a consortium led by Descon Engineering. The project will be completed at the cost of about Rs183 billion.
Once completed, the dam will generate 740 MW of hydroelectricity, irrigate 15,100 acres of land and control floods downstream. It is expected to provide numerous estimated annual benefits including Rs. 4.98 billion in annual water storage benefits, Rs. 19.6 billion in power generation benefits by generating 2.4 billion units of electricity annually and Rs. 79 million in annual flood mitigation benefits.
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