Tuesday, March 5, 2024

Diamer Basha Dam with a Power Project of 4500MW, expected to be completed in 2029.

The Diamer Basha dam will have an output of 4,500 megawatts (MW), generating 18,100 gigawatt hours (GWh) of electricity is needed. The project will have a total storage space of 8.1 million acre feet (MAF) and a live memory space of 6.4 MAF. The Diamer Basha dam project is projected to be finished by April 2029, according to government information.

On the Indus River, 40 kilometres downstream of Chilas, the Diamer Basha dam is being built. For the country’s water, food, and energy security, this project is critical.

The entire cost of the Diamer Basha hydropower plant is Rs. 1406, 122 million, which comprises PC-I (land acquisitions and displacement) at Rs. 175,436 million, PC-I (dam Part) at Rs. 479,686 million, and PC-I (Power Generation Facilities) at Rs. 751,000 million.

During 2009-10, past administrations have spent Rs. 86,685 million on the project under acquiring land and relocation (AL&R), while the current government has spent Rs. 30273 million under AL&R and Rs. 51555 million on the dam. Under AL&R, a total of Rs. 116,158 million has been invested, with Rs. 51,555 million spent on the dam component.

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