The federal government has approved the deployment of 120 Pakistan Army companies in Diamer district by December 2020.
On the direction of Prime Minister Imran Khan, approval was obtained from the Federal Cabinet through circulation.
According to sources, the construction of Diamer Bhasha dam at a cost of Rs 442 billion has been deployed to improve security.
It may be recalled that today Prime Minister Imran Khan has inspected the construction work of Diamer Bhasha Dam. Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa, DG ISI Lieutenant General Faiz Hameed and Chairman CPEC Authority Asim Bajwa were also present on the occasion.
On the other hand, Chairman CPEC Authority and Special Assistant to the Prime Minister Asim Bajwa in his statement said, “Mobilisation for Diamer Bhasha: Historic milestone as PM kicks off mega construction work at Diamer Bhasha Dam today.6.4 MAF Water reservoir, will add 1.2 M acres for agriculture,4500 MW cheaper, greener Hydel power, steel/cement/construction boost,16000 jobs.”
Mobilisation for Diamer Bhasha:Historic milestone as PM kicks off mega construction work at Diamer Bhasha Dam today.6.4 MAF Water reservoir,will add 1.2 M acres for agriculture,4500 MW cheaper,greener Hydel power, steel/cement/construction boost,16000 jobs.#pakistanmakingprogress pic.twitter.com/4moytVC2tp
— Asim Saleem Bajwa (@AsimSBajwa) July 15, 2020
It is pertinent to mention that WAPDA has already awarded the contract for consultancy services of Diamer Basha Dam to Diamer Basha Consultants Group (DBCG) worth Rs.27.182 billion. The consultancy agreement includes construction design, construction supervision and contract administration of Diamer Basha Dam Project.
The Joint Venture DBCG comprises of 12 top-ranked national and foreign consulting firms namely NESPAK (Pakistan), Associate Consulting Engineers(Pakistan), Mott MacDonald Pakistan (Pakistan), Poyry (Switzerland), Montgomery Watson and Harza(MWH) International – Stantec (USA), Dolsar Engineering (Turkey), Mott McDonald International (England), China Water Resources Beifang Investigation, Design and Research Company (China), Mirza Associates Engineering Services (Pakistan), Al-Kasib Group of Engineering Services (Pakistan), Development Management Consultant (Pakistan) and MWH Pakistan (Pakistan) with NESPAK as the lead firm. These firms have a vast experience of providing consultancy services for mega water projects the world over.