WAPDA – Kalabagh Dam and Hydroelectric Plant 3600 MW – Punjab - Project Profile
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The Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) is planning to build a dam in Kalabagh, Punjab, Pakistan.
The project involves the construction of a 3.4km long and 79m high earth fill dam with a power generation capacity of 3,600MW. It includes the construction of a reservoir, 12 penstocks, gates, spillways, a powerhouse, access roads and related facilities, the installation of 300 turbines and generators and the laying of transmission lines.
On January 13, 2014, WAPDA completed the detailed engineering design for the project.
WAPDA is in the process of receiving statutory approvals from the provincial governments of Pakistan.
In February 2015, Pakistan Muslim League-Q submitted a resolution in the Punjab Assembly for the construction of the project.
In December 2015, resolutions against the project were passed in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Sindh provinces assemblies.
In July 2016, the project is proceeding slowly due to political issues.
Construction work is expected to commence after a consensus decision by the government.
The project involves the construction of a 3.4km long and 79m high earth fill dam with a power generation capacity of 3,600MW in Mianwali District, Punjab, Pakistan.
The US$5,700 million project includes the following:
1. Construction of a reservoir
2. Construction of 12 penstocks
3. Construction of gates
4. Construction of spillways
5. Construction of a powerhouse
6. Construction of access roads
7. Installation of 300 turbines
8. Installation of generators
9. Laying of transmission lines
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