Federal Secretary, Chairman WAPDA visit Mohmand Dam project to review post-flood situation

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Federal Secretary Water Resources Dr Kazim Niaz and WAPDA Chairman Sajjad Ghani on Saturday visited Mohmand Dam Project to review the situation in the wake of unprecedented flood peaks in River Swat.

They were briefed about the impact of the flood and loss to different components of the project.

It was briefed that this loss and impact will affect timelines of the project’s completion.

Speaking on the occasion, WAPDA Chairman directed the project management to devise a contingency plan to overcome possible delays in completion of the project.

Mohmand Dam is being constructed on River Swat in District Mohmand of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

It is the 5th highest concrete-face-rock-fill Dam in the world.

The project is scheduled to be completed in 2026 and on completion, the dam will store about 1.2-million-acre feet of water and help mitigate floods in Peshawar, Charsadda and Naushera.

Source: Radio Pakistan