Gomal Zam Dam nearing completion
The Gomal Zam Dam, a project co-funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), has entered a 90 percent completion phase under the supervision of the Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA).
The 17.4 MW Gomal Zam Dam has the capacity to provide electricity to around 25,000 households. “This project will increase the supply of electricity to thousands of consumers and enterprises in the country,” USAID Mission Director Andrew Sisson said on the USAID delegation’s visit to the site, “The dam will also help protect downstream villages and towns from floods and provide irrigation water to farmers.”
WAPDA has assured completion of nearly half the transmission lines of the dam. It is expected that the entire project will be finished by the winter of 2011. The partnership of USAID and the government of Pakistan is aimed at economic growth, fuelling job creation and improving the lives of Pakistani citizens through the project