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Mohmand Dam Hydropower Project Construction Kicked Off
Date:2019-05-04 VisitCount: Font size:[ L M S ]

On May 2 local time, the Foundation Laying Ceremony for the Mohmand Dam Hydropower Project in Pakistan was held in Mohmand Area, KPK Province, which marks the formal commencement of the first flagship project funded by the new Pakistani Government.

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan, Chief of the Army Staff General Qamar Bajwa, Federal Minister for Water Resources Faisal Vawda and Former Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar pressed down the start button. Among other attendees were Chief Minister of KPA Province, Pakistani Speaker of National Assembly, Chairman of WAPDA and relevant principals of CGGC No. 3 Engineering Co., Ltd., CGGC Pakistan Branch.

In his speech, Imran Khan extended sincere gratitude to Chinese contractors, and noted that China is the trustworthy friend of Pakistan that enjoys long-standing friendship and cooperation. The series consensuses reached when he attended the Second “Belt and Road” Forum for International Cooperation laid a solid foundation for further deepening China-Pakistan cooperation in various fields. He extended sincere thanks to China for its long-term strong support to Pakistan and CGGC for its positive actions and outstanding contributions in the construction of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor.

He noted that the Mohmand Dam Hydropower Project makes the dream of the Pakistani Government and people come true, which is of far-reaching significance. He believed that CGGC and all other contractors can satisfactorily complete the Project as scheduled, thus further reducing the flood disaster, improving the grain security, reliving the power shortage in Pakistan, accelerating the socio-economic development and consolidating the friendship between the two countries.

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Mohmand Dam Hydropower Project is another landmark water conservancy and hydropower project built by CGGC in Pakistan following NJ, SK, DASU and KAROT hydropower projects that have milestone significance, and represents a new breakthrough made by CGGC in the field of energy cooperation in Pakistan. It will further boost the implementation of the “Belt and Road” Initiative and consolidate the long-standing friendship between the two countries.

With the total installed capacity of 800MW by 4 x 200MW francis turbine units, the Project is won by the consortium of CGGC and DESCON, and offers about 6,000 jobs for local people in peak time. After all units are put into production, the Project will generate 2.862 billion kWh of power annually, thus enabling to irrigate 16,700ha of additional land, offer local people 140 million cubic meters of drinking water, and create about RMB 2.58 billion of economic income annually.

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