Pre-qualification Bids For Diamer-Bhasha Dam Construction Received

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Pre-qualification bids for Diamer-Bhasha Dam construction received

Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) Wednesday received pre-qualification bids at WAPDA House from five joint ventures of foreign and local firms through international competitive bidding for the construction of main dam and appurtenant structures of Diamer-Bhasha Dam Project.

LAHORE, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 12th Sep, 2018 ) :Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) Wednesday received pre-qualification bids at WAPDA House from five joint ventures of foreign and local firms through international competitive bidding for the construction of main dam and appurtenant structures of Diamer-Bhasha Dam Project.

According to WAPDA spokeman, the pre-qualification bids would be evaluated in accordance with the bid documents and the relevant procurement rules of the Public Procurement Regulatory Authority (PPRA) and the Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC).

He mentioned that Diamer-Bhasha Dam was a multipurpose project aimed at water storage, flood mitigation and power generation.

The project would be constructed across River Indus about 40-kilometer downstream of Chillas town.

The 272-meter high Roller Compacted Concrete (RCC) Dam would have a gross water storage capacity of 8.

1 million acre feet (MAF).

The project would generate 4500 megawatt of electricity with annual energy generation of more than 18 billion units of low-cost and environment-friendly electricity.

With the construction of Diamer-Bhasha Dam Project, he said, the life of Tarbela Dam would enhance to another 35 years. It will also have a positive impact on the annual energy generation of the projects in the downstream areas.

It was estimated that the annual energy generation of the existing hydel power stations including Tarbela, Ghazi Barotha, Jinnah and Chashma would increase by about 2.5 billion units per annum, while annual energy generation of the future hydropower projects including Dasu, Pattan and Thakot would also surge by another 7.5 billion units, he concluded.

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