| Power, water supply|
December 2021 (est.)
4.278 billion USD
| Dasu, Kohistan District, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province|
Gravity, roller-compacted concrete
Water and Power Development Authority
Diamer‑Bhasha Dam, Munda Dam, Allai Khwar Hydropower Plant, Darawat Dam, Nai Gaj Dam
The Dasu Dam is a gravity dam currently being constructed on the Indus River near Dasu in Kohistan District, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province, Pakistan. The 242 m (794 ft) tall dam will support a 4,320 MW hydroelectric power station which will be built in two 2,160 MW stages. Water from the reservoir will be diverted to the power station located about 3.5 km (2.2 mi) downstream. The first stage was approved by the Executive Committee of the National Economic Council on 29 March 2014. That stage will cost an estimated US$4.278 billion. Funding is being provided by the World Bank (US$700 million), the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (US$1.5 billion), Deutsche Bank (US$1 billion) and Aga Khan Development Network (US$500 Million). Completion of stage one is expected in March 2019. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif attended the dam's groundbreaking ceremony on 25 June 2014.
Pakistan Water and Power Development Authority (Wapda) on December 15th, 2015 has signed a contract worth Rs571.95 million with China Railway First Group for construction at resettlement sites and building the Shatial museum – two schemes that are part of the Dasu hydroelectric power project.
The contract includes construction at three sites for the resettlement of displaced people belonging to Choochang village and developing an open-air museum at the archeological site of Shatial to conserve pre-historic rock carvings. Work on these schemes is expected to be completed in one and a half years.
Korea Electric Power Company is building the Dasu Hydropower Project on the Indus River through a consortium, with the first stage of the project to be serviceable by 2021.
Dasu Dam Wikipedia