Bids invited for construction of Dadhocha Dam located near DHA Valley.
In order to resolve water issue in the coming years, the Punjab government has given approval of construction of Dadhocha dam.
The Punjab government has invited bids from qualified firms for the construction of the long-awaited Dadhocha Dam.
Chairman Water and Sanitation Agency (Wasa) Tariq Mahmood Murtaza along with Director General, Amara Khan visited the Dadhocha Dam site near Rawat Industrial State.
With the construction of Dadhocha Dam, WASA would be able to supply 35MGD water daily to the residents of Rawalpindi and its adjoining areas.
WASA will set up the distribution network for Rawalpindi residents.
The total capacity of water storage in this dam is 60 feet, while the dead level has been estimated at 15 feet level. While the live storage capacity is stated to be 45 feet acre. The total inflow of receiving water in dam is 77 thousand cusec while the outflow of water is estimated.
The officials of the Small Dam Organisation while briefing told the Chairman Wasa that an amount of Rs6 billion would be spent on the construction of Dadhocha Dam and work on this project would be initiated soon.
The overall work on this dam would be completed in three years.
The construction of the Daducha Dam would put an end to the shortage of water in the densely populated areas of the garrison city.
Currently, Rawalpindi gets its water supply from two reservoirs including Khanpur and Rawal dams however it is inadequate corresponding to the rise in the city’s population.
The Punjab government headed by Chief Minister, Usman Buzdar is paying attention and has laid special priority to build more and more small dams with the purpose of overcoming water shortage problems, the chairman stated.