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Consultancy Services: Diamer Basha Dam Gets Excellent Response

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Lahore, March 07, 2013 (PPI-OT): In yet another significant development towards implementation of the multi-purpose Diamer Basha Dam Project, three consortiums, comprising 20 renowned international and local firms, have submitted their proposals of consultancy services for construction design, construction supervision and contract administration of the project.

The Pakistan Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) received this excellent response from reputed firms belonging to Europe, America and China in the wake of its notice for Expression of Interest (EoI) for procurement of consultancy services for Diamer Basha Dam Project, which is regarded as good omen for the project.

It is pertinent to mention that the Federal Government through WAPDA is implementing Diamer Basha Dam as a priority project. The project is of immense importance for socio-economic development of the country. On completion, the project will help store 8.1 million acre feet of water for agricultural and generate 4,500 MW electricity, contributing about 20 billion units of low-cost hydel electricity to the National Grid every year.

For the multi billion dollar project, acquisition of land, development of infrastructure in the project area and implementation of social action plan including construction of a model village for the displaced populace and other steps leading towards their socio-economic development are continuing side by side.

Special emphasis is being laid on resettlement action plan, prepared in accordance with international safeguard policies and guidelines. A sum of Rs.68 billion has been earmarked for providing social services to the affectees, Rs.42 billion for acquisition of land and Rs.8 billion for compensation of other assets etc.

For more information, contact:
Muhammad Abid Rana
Director Public Relations
Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA)
G-32, WAPDA House, Lahore
Tel: +9242 9920 2633 and +9242 9920 2211 -2033 -2029
Cell: +92333 445 8293
Email: mabidrana@gmail.com

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