Descon, an organization owned by Adviser to Prime Minister on Commerce, Textile, Trade, Manufacturing and Funding Abdul Razak Dawood and a Chinese language firm, China Gezhouba, have gained the bid for development of Rs 309 billion Mohmand Dam with a capability to generate 800MW.
Mohammad Dam is principally the flood management dam and after its development the dam will be capable of retailer 300,000 cusecs of water.
The price of the stated challenge in 2003 stood at $1 billion, which swelled to $three billion due to the inordinate delay in Musharraf’s regime.
The stated dam if accomplished on time, the 2010 flood might have been averted and the lack of $10 billion incurred on account of the flood might have been minimised.
Through the Musharraf regime, the stated dam was handed over to a US firm – AMZO which did nothing for eight years and inflicted an enormous lack of Rs 152 billion to Pakistan financial system. Nonetheless, in PPP period the challenge was handed over to WAPDA.
Quickly after that the WAPDA organized $6 million from Afd, a French improvement company for detailed engineering of the challenge. The development of Japanese and Australian agency carried out the detailed engineering of the challenge and handed it over to WAPDA in 2014.
WAPDA Chairman Basic (e) Mozammil Hussain confirmed that the three way partnership Descon and China Gezhouba have gained the bid and. “The worldwide aggressive bidding was held in single bid mode and the Joint Enterprise of Descon and China Gezhouba has certified for the challenge. Different three way partnership of FWO with Energy China additionally participated the bid which couldn’t win the challenge,” chairman stated.
WAPDA can even make the Kuafer Dam. “It will assist scale back the price of the challenge as earlier the finalized bidder used to do all such works.”
Hussain additional stated that the dam can be accomplished six months earlier in April-Might 2023. “We’re within the course of to barter the profitable bidder for additional reduce within the bid and hopefully Pakistan will be capable of make this important challenge on a really aggressive value,” the chairman stated, including: “You’ll be able to say that WAPDA has achieved the consolation stage for initiating the development of the challenge after the profitable bid of the challenge.”
Nonetheless, the highest officers within the Ministry of Water and Energy stated that the challenge was being initiated in haste as its monetary closure was but to be achieved. “Its land has not but been acquired and consultancy agency is but to be finalized.”
“Furthermore the revised PC-1 of the challenge based mostly on the bid of the challenge is but to be accredited and within the absence of the stated pre-requisites the haste groundbreaking of the challenge is past our comprehensions.”
The groundbreaking of the challenge was due on January 2 however on account of urgent engagement of prime minister it has been now postponed until additional orders by the PM Secretariat.
Printed in Every day Occasions, January 2nd 2019