Diamer-Bhasha Dam is a concreted-filled gravity dam, in the preliminary stages of construction, on the River Indus between Kohistan district in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Diamer district in Gilgit Baltistan, Pakistan administered Kashmir. Its foundation stone was laid by the then Prime Minister of Pakistan in 1998.
Pakistan begins construction of Diamer Bhasha Dam
Third greatest dam to be utilized for water stockpiling, water system and force generation.Pakistan’s Diamer Bhasha dam will expand the nation’s water stockpiling limit from 30 to 48 days.
Islamabad: Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan started the development of one of the country’s biggest dams on Wednesday to meet water and power needs. Diamer Bhasha dam will be the country’s third huge dam to be worked after Tarbela and Mangla dams. It is a multi-reason dam that will be utilized for water stockpiling, flood relief, redirect water for water system and force age.
PM Imran Khan initiates the dam
“Diamer Bhasha dam will be the greatest dam in Pakistan’s set of experiences,” PM Imran Khan declared at the dispatch service in Chilas, adding that the dam will profit the country both financially and naturally particularly individuals of Gilgit-Baltistan (GB). Pakistan Army Chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa, Water Resources Minister Faisal Vawda, WAPDA, FWO and other senior authorities went to the function.
Produce clean energy, make occupations and water lands
Pakistan is presently zeroing in on clean energy to relieve the environmental change sway. The double advantages of “producing power from water rather than heater oil or coal” will save the country billions of dollars spent on bringing in fuel while diminishing the adverse consequence on the climate” the head noted.
The hydel power venture would produce 4,500 MW of moderate, clean energy while boosting nearby industry and furthermore making in excess of 16,000 positions in the nation, said China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) Chairman Lt Gen (retd) Asim Saleem Bajwa. The dam’s 6.4MAF (million-section of land feet) of water would inundate at any rate 1.2 million sections of land of the agrarian region. Diamer Bhasha dam would build the country’s stockpiling limit from 30 to 48 days.
KEY FEATURES OF DIAMER BHASHA DAM
Dam Type – Roller Compacted Concrete (RCC)
Tallness of Dam – 272 meters
Spillways – 14 entryways
Net Storage – 8.10 MAF
Live Storage – 6.4 MAF
Introduced Capacity – 4500 MW
Cost – Rs1.406 trillion
World’s tallest RCC dam
The supply with 272-meter tallness will be the tallest roller smaller cement (RCC) dam on the planet. It will have a spillway with 14 entryways and five source for flushing out residue. The redirection framework includes two passages and a redirection channel. It will likewise incorporate the development of forces to be reckoned with.
Cost and fruition
The dam project with an all out monetary expense of about Rs1.4 trillion (Dh30 billion) is relied upon to be finished in 2028, as per Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) director resigned Lt Gen Muzammil Hussain.
Advantages OF DIAMER BHASHA DAM
– Generate 4,500 MW of clean energy
– Create 16,000 positions
– Irrigate in any event 1.2 million sections of land of agrarian land
– Increase water stockpiling limit from 30 to 48 days
– Help diminish flood damages
– Store 8.1 million section of land feet (MAF) of water
Agreement granted to joint endeavor
On May 13, Pakistan marked an arrangement worth Rs442 billion (US$2.6 billion) with the Chinese state-possessed firm China Power to construct the dam on River Indus close to Chilas in Gilgit-Baltistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
The consultancy contract worth Rs27.18 billion has been granted by WAPDA to Diamer Basha Consultants Group (DBCG) that incorporates development plan, development management and agreement organization of the dam project. The joint endeavor of DBCG involves 12 public and unfamiliar counseling firms including seven from Pakistan, and one firm from every US, UK, China, Turkey and Switzerland with Pakistan’s NESPAK as the lead firm.
When was the dam proposed?
The leader lamented that it took the country over 40 years to at long last start the development of the Diamer Bhasha dam that was first proposed in 1980. “This will be Pakistan’s third huge dam though adjoining China has constructed almost 5000 enormous dams” and in excess of 80,000 dams altogether, he said.
The dam first visualized in quite a while affirmed for development in 2006 by then military ruler and previous president Pervez Musharraf who said “Water and energy are incomprehensibly important issues for us. We need to fabricate all dams.”