Two contracts for resettlement of villages for Dasu project

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LAHORE, April 21 (APP): The Pakistan Water and Power
Development Authority (WAPDA) has awarded two contracts of
resettlement works for Dasu Hydropower Project.
Both contracts have been awarded to a Chinese firm
Zhongmei Engineering Group after international competitive
biddings for the purpose.
The agreements were signed in a ceremony wherein
representatives of the WAPDA and Zhongmei Engineering Group
signed the contract documents on behalf of their organizations.
The contract namely Dasu-LBRV-11 worth Rs 1.2 billion
relates to resettlement of three villages- Khoshe, Logro and
Uchar. Likewise, the contract Dasu-LBRV-12 worth Rs 1.016 billion
is also about resettlement works of three other villages,
including Barseen, Nasirabad and Kaigah/Dhaar.
In addition to land development, terracing and electrification,
road networks, water supply & sewerage system and local amenities
e.g schools, playgrounds, cattle sheds etc. will be constructed
for these villages under the contracts. The completion period of
these works under both contracts is one year.
It is pertinent to mention that the WAPDA has been implementing
4,320 MW-Dasu Hydropower Project on River Indus near Dasu town of
Kohistan district, in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Besides awarding different contracts of infrastructure development, two contracts for main civil
works of Dasu Hydropower Project’s Stage-I had also been awarded in
March this year. The construction works is likely to commence in
the month of June.