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Dadhocha Dam Construction Officially Inaugurated in Rawalpindi

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On Friday, Punjab Chief Minister Mohsin Naqvi officially inaugurated the Dadhocha Dam in the Rawalpindi region. As the chief guest, Syed Mohsin Naqvi laid the foundation stone at the project site, approximately 25 kilometers from Rawalpindi. He then conducted an extensive inspection of the dam’s ongoing construction progress.

With an estimated cost of Rs 12 billion, when completed, the project will be a significant step toward addressing Rawalpindi’s rising water demand. The dam, located 25 kilometers from Rawalpindi, has a grass/live storage capacity of 60,000/45,000 Acre-foot (AFT).

The dam stands 123 feet tall, spans 16,194 kanals and 14 marlas of land in Rawalpindi and Kalar Saidan, has a length of 737 feet, and has a catchment area of 129 square miles.

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According to sources, the project’s current financial progress is at 26%, while physical progress is at 12%. The construction work at the site is moving quickly. “The ‘Right of Way’ has almost been cleared at Dadhocha Dam,” according to the sources.

Compensation for local landowners based on current market rates is consistent with the Supreme Court’s decision.

Dadhocha Dam is scheduled to be completed in November 2025. Once completed, the dam is expected to provide Rawalpindi with a daily supply of 35 million gallons of clean water, effectively meeting the city’s and surrounding areas’ water needs.

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