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-Bhasha 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-Bhasha 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 4500 MW electricity, contributing about 20 billion units of low-cost hydel electricity to the National Grid every year. For the multibillion 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.