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    Mirani Dam

    Miraani Dam is also known as  Dasht River south of the Central Makran Range in Kech District in Balochistan province of Pakistan. Its 302,000 acre feet (373,000,000 m3) reservoir is fed by the Kech River and the Nihing River.Mirani Dam was completed in July 2006 and began impounding the Dasht River in August 2006. The feasibility report of the Mirani dam project was first completed in 1956. The project then went into the back screen due to the other major events of the time. 45 years passed like that and then in the wake of Gwadar Port development Mirani Dam was commissioned by Pakistan's Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) in 2001 to provide water for Gwadar city. The ceremonial ground breaking was performed by then President of Pakistan, General Pervez Musharraf, in August 2001. The project was done on EPC basis by Descon Engineering Limited. Commencement of work began in June 2002 and the project was completed in June 2007. Impounding of reservoir started in July 2006 and was inaugurated by then President of Pakistan Gen. Pervez Musharraf on 16 November 2006. Construction of the dam consumed 10.87 million man-hours and, at its peak, 1,550 people were employed for its construction, mostly from Kech and Gwadar districts. 19,038 acres (7,704 ha) of land was acquired for the project. During Cyclone Yemyin in June 2007, backflowing water from Mirani Dam in the Nihing and Kech rivers resulted in a large-scale disaster, affected several thousand households in the upstream areas of Nasirabad, Kallatuk, and Nodiz.

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    Sabakzai Dam

    Sabakzai Dam is an embankment dam on the Sawar Rud, a tributary of Zhob River, about 68 km southwest of Zhob in Balochistan, Pakistan. The 395 m long dam is earth and rock-fill with a command area of 7300 acres. Construction began in 2004 and it was inaugurated by President Pervez Musharraf on 3 September 2007. The irrigation works are still being constructed. some genral information about  Sabakzai Dam Type: Dam Area: Balochistan River: Zhob Purpose: Irrigation Power Capacity: None Water Capacity: 40.3 million m3 Owner: Shareholders: Government of Balochistan Activity since: 2007  

  • Shangrila Lake

    Shangrila Lake is also known as Lower Kachura Lake. It is a part of the Shangrila resort. Shangrilla Lake is located at a drive of about 20 minutes from Skardu. It is a popular tourist destination, and has a unique restaurant that is built on the fuselage of an aircraft that had crashed nearby.Shangrila was established in 1983 with the opening of the first Resort Hotel in Skardu, Baltistan. It was named “heaven on earth”  because of its spectacular beauty,and breathtaking view and peaceful atmosphere. Shangrila Resort Hotel was founded by the late Brig.(Retd) Muhammad Aslam Khan, the first commander of the Northern Scouts of the Pakistan Army.

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    Simly Dam

    Simli dam, a small dam which stores water for drinking purposes, was built as a constituent part of a poposed scheme for Bulk Water Supply for Islamabad, administered under Capital development Authority of Pakistan. The dam construction process began in 1971 – 72 when a test grouting programme along the dam axis was carried out. Today Simly Dam is fed by the melting snow and natural spring of Murree Hills & the surrounding areas and the water stored at the lake is supplied to Islamabad for drinking purposes. It is also popular for its picnic spot because of its scenic location.

  • Simly Dam Lake

      Simly Dam lake is about an 80 meters (260 ft) high earthen embankment dam on the Soan River, 30 kilometers (19 mi) east of Islamabad and Rawalpindi in Rawalpindi District, Punjab, Pakistan. It is the largest reservoir of drinking water to people living in Islamabad, the capital of Pakistan. The water stored in this dam is fed by the melting snow & natural springs of Murree hills. It was developed by the Capital Development Authority. Planning for the dam began in 1962 and it was not completed when expected in 1972 due to project delays..It was completed in 1983. Boating and Fishing are two main activities here. For fishing, you need to have license (permission) from Capital Development Authority.  

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    Tarbela Dam

    Tarbela Dam is an earth fill dam on the Indus River in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in Pakistan. It's the largest earth-filled dam in the world and also the largest by structural volume. It is named after the town Tarbela, in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, about 50 kilometres (31 mi) northwest of Islamabad, at Haripur District. The dam is 485 feet (148 m) high above the riverbed. It forms the Tarbela Reservoir, with a surface area of approximately 250 square kilometres (97 sq mi). The dam was completed in 1976 and was designed to store water from the Indus River for irrigation, flood control, and the generation of hydroelectric power. Its primary use is electricity generation. The installed capacity of the 3,478 MW Tarbela hydroelectric power stations will increase to 6,298MW after completion of the ongoing fourth extension and the planned fifth extension financed by Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank and the World Bank. The project is at a narrow spot in the Indus River valley, at Tarbela between Haripur District and Swabi District, approximately 60 kilometers northwest of Islamabad.

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    Warsak Dam

      Warsak Dam is a mass concrete gravity dam located on the Kabul River approximately 20 km northwest of the city of Peshawar in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan. Warsak Dam was completed under the Colombo Plan in two phases and financed by the Canadian Government. The first phase was completed in 1960 and consisted of the construction of the dam. Irrigation tunnels and installation of four power generating units, each of 40 MW capacity with 132 kV transmission system, were also completed in 1960. Two additional generating units of 41.48 MW capacity each were added in 1980-81 in the second phase The total installed capacity of the Warsak Dam Hydropower Project is 243 MW. In June 2012, the Pakistan WAPDA (Water and Power Development Authority) decided to add a 375 MW powerhouse to Warsak, which will raise Warsak's total power generation capacity to 525 MW. No date was given on when the project would be complete Germany will loan 40 million euros to Pakistan for the rehabilitation of the Warsak hydroelectric power station built over half a century ago on Kabul River in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa