Wapda inks 2 contracts for Dasu hydropower project

STAFF REPORT ISB: WAPDA has signed two agreements for relocation of Karakoram Highway (KKH) and construction of Right Bank Access Road in the project area. The contracts were signed between Wapda and China Civil Engineering Construction Company (CCECC) at a ceremony held in WAPDA House Lahore.

The construction work on the project would start as soon as possible.

Dasu Dam Project General Manager and Project Director M. Farooq and CCECC Director General Asia Oceanica Li Shiquan signed the contracts on behalf of their respective organizations.

The contract Dasu-KKH-01 worth Rs.14.538 billion relates to relocation of 25-kilometer long stretch of KKH. The contract is scheduled to be implemented in 546 days.

The two-lane relocated stretch will be constructed at a higher altitude with the design standard prescribed for KKH.

With construction of this strip, the passage to the mechanical area and access to dam site will be bypassed so as not to hinder the construction activities. The second contract namely Dasu-RAR-01, amounting to Rs 2.713 billion, is scheduled to be implemented in one year. This 12-kilometer long road will be constructed on the right bank of River Indus from Komila to Seo Dam site.

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