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The President of Pakistan during his national address on 17th January 2006 announced the decision of Government to construct 5 multi-purpose storages in the country during next 10 -12 years. Diamer Basha Dam Project will be undertaken in the first phase. Work on the project started after the ground-breaking ceremony by the President of Pakistan. On completion of detailed design and tender documents, the construction of Diamer-Bhasha Dam - the world's highest Roller Compacted Concrete Dam will commence.

The Project

The project is located on Indus River, about 315 km upstream of Tarbela Dam, 165 km downstream of the Northern Area capital Gilgit and 40 km downstream of Chilas. The proposed dam would have a maximum height of 270 m, and imvpound a reservoir of about 7,500,000 acre feet (9.25109 m3), with live storage of more than 6,400,000 acre feet (7.89109 m3). Mean annual discharge of Indus River at the site is 50,000,000 acre feet (6.21010 m3). Thus the dam will impound 15% of the annual river flow. The dam project would cover an area of 110 km2 and extend 100 km upstream of the damsite up to Raikot Bridge on Karakoram Highway (KKH).

Salient Features

LOCATION: The Dam will be located on the River Indus in Northern Pakistan, about 315 km upstream of Tarbela Dam, 165 km downstream of the Northern Areas capital of Gilgit and 40 km downstream of Chilas.

MAIN DAM Maximum Height: 270 m Type Roller Compacted Concrete (RCC)

DIVERSION SYSTEM 2 No. Diversion tunnels 1 No. Diversion canal Upstream and Downstream Cofferdams

MAIN SPILLWAY No. of gates 9 Size of gate 16.5

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