August 21, 2019: In what can be termed a significant development towards construction of Diamer Basha Dam, the Pakistan Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) today received bids for construction of Dam Part of the Project here at WAPDA House. As many as two Joint Ventures (JVs), comprising one foreign and one local firm each, submitted their technical and financial bids for the purpose. These JVs include China Gezhouba Group Company – GRC JV and Power Construction Corporation of China – FWO JV.
Diamer Basha Dam will be constructed across River Indus about 40 kilometers downstream of Chillas Town. It is a multipurpose Project aims at water storage, flood mitigation and power generation. The Project will have a gross water storage capacity of 8.1 million acre feet (MAF) and installed power generation capacity of 4500 megawatt (MW).