STAFF REPORT LHR: The WAPDA has signed a contract worth Rs.571.95 million with China Railway First Group (CRFG) for construction of resettlement sites and Shatial museum – the components of Dasu Hydropower Project.
The contract includes construction of three sites for resettlement of the project affectees of Choochang village and develop an open-air museum at archaeological site of Shatial to conserve pre-historic rock carvings. The contract is scheduled to be completed.
Dasu Hydropower Project General Manager (WAPDA) Haji Muhammad Farooq Ahmed and CRFG Deputy Director Zhang Yong signed the agreement.
Speaking on the occasion, WAPDA Chairman Zafar Mahmood said that the project is of immense importance to cope with electricity shortages in the country. He urged upon the contractor to complete the works within cost and stipulated time and in accordance with the quality standards laid down for the purpose.
Dasu Hydropower Project General Manager said the contractors of four contracts, which were awarded earlier, mobilised at sites for construction of 132-KV transmission line from Duber Khwar Hydel Power Station to Dasu project site, relocation of Karakoram Highway, construction of the right bank access road and project colony.
The project will not only add a sizeable quantum of low-cost electricity to the national grid but also provide relief to the consumers by reducing power tariff.