Gomal Zam Dam
On Gomal River in South Waziristan, Tribal District, West of Tank, and D.I.Khan Districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Salient Features
  • Type
RCC Curved Gravity Dam  gomal
  • Height of Dam
437 ft
  • Length of Dam
758 ft
  • Length of Main Canal
60 km
  • Length of Distributaries
369 km
  • Gross Storage
1.140 MAF
  • Live Storage  
0.892 MAF
  • Command Area
163,000 Acres
  • Discharge (Main Canal)
24 cumecs
  • Design Discharge (Waran Canal)
6 cumecs      
  • Command Area (Waran Canal)
28,053 Acres
  • Power Generation
17.4 MW / 90.9 GWh

Donor Agency

Govt. of Pakistan / USAID


Management Consultants, a Joint Venture of NDC, Lahmeyer, BAK, EEI and ECIL


GZD-02 (Dam, Hydropower and Irrigation Component)
  • M/s FWO
  • M/s Sindohydro
  • M/s AREAA                   (previously TEKSER)

GZD-03 (Waran Canal System)

  • M/s FWO
  • M/s Sarwar Constructor (Pvt) Ltd
  • M/s Shah Baba Construction
  • M/s Shaukat Khan & Co.

Commencement Date

July 2002

(After a halt of 2 ½ years due to kidnapping & killing of Chinese personnel in Oct 2004 resulting in termination of Contract in April 2006), Contract re-awarded to M/s FWO on 09.03.2007 at a cost of    Rs. 10,400.634 million (equivalent to US$ 171.06300 Million))

Completion Date

In Operation since June 2013

(Waran Canal System & Minors – December 2019)              

Financial Status (Rs. Million) Local Foreign Total
1st Revised PC-I Cost (06.03.2014) 9,904.118 10,721.882 20,626.000
PSDP Allocation for 2022-23          -         -        -
  • Physical Progress         Completed (Waran Canal 100% Completed)

2nd Revised PC-I amounting to Rs. 25,928 Million was discussed during CDWP meeting held on 10.01.2022 and recommended for approval from ECNEC.

Flood Damages
After heavy flood in Gomal Zam Dam Hydel Power Station, huge land sliding resulted in blockage of access road of Powerhouse & Dam, continuous stacking of mud in switchyard, excessive seepage in powerhouse. Unit No. 01 of Power Staion was shut down on 24.08.2022 at 22.00 hrs to avoid damages.

In charge of the Project
Engr. Abdullah Khan Mahsud
Superintending Engineer Gomal Zam Dam
Contact No. 0092-966-854353

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