LAHORE: Chairman Wapda Engineer Lt Gen Sajjad Ghani (Retd) has urged upon the Mohmand Dam project management to complete Sawat River diversion during the current year to commence construction work on the main dam.
He was on a visit to Mohmand Dam Hydropower Project on Wednesday. He inspected sites and held a detailed round of diversion tunnels outlet and inlet to monitor concrete lining and excavation works.
Later, the Mohmand Dam project management made a presentation to the Chairman about progress achieved so far on the project. It was briefed that construction activities on 14 key sites of the various components are being carried out simultaneously, including diversion system, dam, spillway, re-regulation pond, switchyard etc. Permanent works of concrete lining in diversion tunnels are progressing at a faster pace to achieve target of river diversion.
Excavation on left and right abutments of the dam is complete while concreting of the foundations of the two abutments is in progress. Excavation work on the spillway is 80% complete and concreting is being done on the portions that have been excavated. Earthwork of the switchyard has also been completed, it was further briefed.
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