Pak gives Chinese firm contracts to construct dam on Indus


Pak gives Chinese firm contracts to construct dam on Indus

Energy-deficient Pakistan has awarded two contracts worth Rs 180 billion to a Chinese firm for the construction of a part of a hydropower project on the Indus river in the northwestern Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province.

Pakistan’s Water and Power Development Authority (Wapda) and China Gezhouba Group Company (CGCC) signed the agreements yesterday for carrying out main civil works in the first stage of the Dasu hydropower project.

This stage of the project, expected to be completed in 2021, would generate 2,160 MW of electricity. The selection of the contractor was through international competitive bidding among pre-qualified Chinese firms, Dawn reported today.

The project is being constructed on the Indus river, upstream of Dasu town in Kohistan district of the province. Read More…

Credit By : Tribuneindia.com

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