Chinese firm awarded contracts for work on Dasu Project

LAHORE: The Pakistan Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) has awarded two contracts of resettlement works for Dasu Hydropower Project.

Both contracts have been awarded to a Chinese firm Zhongmei Engineering Group after international competitive biddings for the purpose.

The agreements were signed in a ceremony wherein representatives of the WAPDA and Zhongmei Engineering Group signed the contract documents on behalf of their organizations.

The contract namely Dasu-LBRV-11 worth Rs 1.2 billion relates to resettlement of three villages- Khoshe, Logro and Uchar. Likewise, the contract Dasu-LBRV-12 worth Rs 1.016 billion is also about resettlement works of three other villages, including Barseen, Nasirabad and Kaigah/Dhaar.

In addition to land development, terracing and electrification, road networks, water supply & sewerage system and local amenities e.g schools, playgrounds, cattle sheds etc. will be constructed for these villages under the contracts. The completion period of these works under both contracts is one year.

It is pertinent to mention that the WAPDA has been implementing 4,320 MW-Dasu Hydropower Project on River Indus near Dasu town of Kohistan district, in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Besides awarding different contracts of infrastructure development, two contracts for main civil works of Dasu Hydropower Project's Stage-I had also been awarded inMarch this year. The construction works is likely to commence in the month of June. (APP)