Chiniot Dam Project

Chiniot Dam Project

The dam site is located on Chenab river about 5 km from the Chiniot city, District Chiniot and approximately 100 meter u/s of existing Railway Bridge.
Salient Features
  • Type of Dam
Earth Rockfill  chiniot dam
  • Height of Dam
17 m (55.78 ft.)
  • Gross Storage
0.90 MAF
  • Live Storage  
0.85 MAF
  • Power Generation
80 MW (274 GWh)

Execution by


Scope of work

Detailed Engineering Design

Donor Agency

Govt. of Pakistan
Rs. 50 Million to be provided by GoP through PSDP and Rs. 96.330 Million to be funded by WAPDA from its own resources.

Commencement Date

June 2022

Completion Date

December 2023

Financial Status (Rs. Million)

Local Foreign Total

Approved PC-II Cost (10.08.2020)

533.303 - 533.303

PSDP Allocation for 2022-2023

100.00 - 100.00


  • Appraisal Study Report was prepared by M/s BARQAAB in 2003.
  • Feasibility Study of Chiniot Dam Project was carried out by WAPDA and completed in 2019.
  • DDWP meeting held on 10.08.2020 wherein project was approved. Allocation & release of funds awaited.
  • MoWR accorded administrative approval for the Detailed Engineering Design, Preparation of Bidding Documents & PC-I of Chiniot Dam Project on 04.08.2021.
  • Case for “Opening of Assan Assignment Account (AAA)” of the subject project has been initiated.
  • WAPDA Authority accorded approval for Award of Consultancy Services Agreement on 10.06.2022.
  • Consultancy Services awarded on 10.06.2022 to JV comprising of M/s NESPAK (Lead Firm), M/s PES, M/s BARQAAB and M/s DOLSAR for the period of eighteen (18) months. Consultants mobilized on 20.06.2022.

Progress of Study 3.00%

In charge Project
Engr. Nazakat Hussain
General Manager (Hydro) Planning
Contact No. 0092-42-99202717

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