Sindh Barrage Project

Sindh Barrage Project

The Project area lies on River Indus between Kotri Barrage & Indus River outfall into the Arabian Sea. The barrage site is proposed to be located about 45 km upstream Indus River outfall into the sea, 10 km east of Baghan village, 65 km south of Thatta City & 120 km east of Karachi City, Sindh.
Salient Features

 Height Of Barrage

 39.37 ft

Gross Storage

 2.00 MAF
Live Storage  1.80 MAF

Execution by





Donor Agency Govt. of Pakistan
Commencement Date March, 2020
Completion Date June, 2023 (feasibility study)
Financial Status (Rs. Million) Local Foreign Total
Approved PC-II Cost


- 327.528
PSDP Allocation 2022-2023


- 51.264
  • In a meeting on Pakistan's Water Issues chaired by Prime Minister on 15.05.2019 at Prime Minister Office, MoWR & WAPDA was directed to carry out Feasibility Study of Weir d/s Kotri.
  • In principle approval for the Project Concept has been accorded by Prime Minister of Pakistan during the meeting on 05.08.2019.
  • PC-II Proforma for Feasibility Study amounting to Rs. 350 million submitted to MoWR on 05.09.2019.
  • DDWP approved PC-II for Feasibility Study of Sindh Barrage Project subject to cost rationalization. Subsequently, MoWR issued Administrative Approval at a reduced cost of Rs. 327.528 Million on 17.12.2019 with the condition:
  • “The funds for the proposed study will be arranged by WAPDA through suggesting re-appropriation from the allocation made in PSDP 2019-20 of the ongoing projects being executed by WAPDA”.
  • WAPDA initiated the Desk Study by utilizing in-house technical expertise. Data was collected from different agencies / departments including Survey of Pakistan, Geological Survey of Pakistan, Sindh Irrigation Department, Sindh Irrigation & Drainage Authority, Sindh Environment Climate Change & Coastal Development Department and Bureau of Statistics.
  • Social & Environmental Data Collection in project area (1,800 sq. km) in collaboration with Department of Coastal Development of University of Sindh, Thatta campus, completed.
  • Satellite imagery of Project area (1,800 sq. km) was procured from SUPARCO; ground verification/ processing, completed.
  • Consultancy Services Agreement for Feasibility Study was signed with M/s Deltares and M/s PES (JV) on 03.03.2022. The consultants mobilized 07.03.2022.
  • Inception report from M/s Deltares (Netherland) received on 01.04.2022.
  • Joint site visit of WAPDA and Project Consultants (including the experts of Deltares, Netherlands) is underway from May 28, 2022 to June 03, 2022.
  • Review of Feasibility Study by M/s Deltares – PES (JV) will be completed in November 2022 and Feasibility Study will be completed in June 2023.

Incharge of the Project
Engr. Nazakat Hussain
General Manager (Hydro) Planning
Contact No. 0092-42-99202717


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