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LAHORE: The Pakistan Water and Power Development Authority (Wapda) has signed Rs 860 million agreement with Special Communication Organization (SCO) to avail uninterrupted and state-of-the-art communication and information technology services for Diamer Bhasha Dam project. The services may also be utilized for other Wapda projects as well.

The contract signing ceremony was held at Wapda House. Wapda General Manager Diamer Basha Dam project Muhammad Yousuf Rao and SCO Director Development Col Muhammad Saadi Manzoor signed the contract on behalf of their organizations. Wapda Member (Water) Jawaid Akhter Latif and other senior officers of Wapda and SCO also attended the ceremony.

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Diamer Bhasha Dam project is of immense strategic significance, construction of which requires uninterrupted and state-of-the-art communication and information technology services in the project area in most challenging terrain and weather.

Under the contract, the SCO will provide 4G cellular sites equipment, transmission media comprising 300 Km optic fiber cable from Thakot to Chilas, power arrangements and all required civil works including construction of towers as well as commissioning of 4G sites at various locations of Diamer Basha Dam project.

Copyright Business Recorder, 2021

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