Islamabad: The Water and Power and Development Authority (WAPDA) on Wednesday received several financial and technical bids for the construction of the Diamer-Bhasha Dam project, a news source reported.
Previously, two joint venture groups (each made up of a local and a foreign company) had submitted their bids for the project. The first consortium comprised of the China Gazebo Group Company and the GRC, while the second consisted of the Power Construction Corporation of China and the FWO.
The technical bids will be assessed as per the requirements communicated by the Public Procurement Regulatory Authority (PEPRA) and the regulations of the Pakistan Engineering Council. According to the officials, the government will award the contract to the joint venture who successfully meets the bidding requirements.
Previously, the Supreme Court had ordered WAPDA to take charge of the construction of the Diamer-Bhasha Dam and Mohmand Dam hydropower projects. Construction on the Mohmand Dam started back in May, whereas work on the Diamer-Bhasha Dam has been divided into two phases; the first of which is expected to begin soon.