LAHORE - The detailed engineering design as well as tender documents of the multi-purpose Diamer-Bhasha Dam Project have been completed, whereas the international panel of experts has also reviewed all the studies and details. WAPDA Chairman Shakil Durrani stated this during a presentation on Diamer-Bhasha Dam Project here at WAPDA House Monday. Project consultants, senior officers of Water and Power Ministry and Planning Commission, former members (Water) and members of the authority attended the presentation, stated a news release. Speaking on the occasion, the Chairman said that Diamer-Basha dam is a project of immense importance, as it is the largest project ever executed in any sector in the country. He informed that an amount of Rs 200 million has been allocated for the project in the federal budget 2008-09, while the pre-qualification process of the contractors has already been initiated. He stated that the construction on the project would commence next year following International competitive biddings and every effort would be made to ensure that the highest professional standard of quality and safety are maintained. The project will go a long way to cope with the increasing demand of water and electric power in the country. It will help increase the ratio of low-cost hydel power in the National Grid, the Chairman added.  Later, the consultants briefed the participants that 272 meter high dam will be the highest Roller Compacted Concrete RCC dam in the world with more than 100 kilometre long reservoir. It was observed that the live storage capacity would be 6.4 MAF, while 4,500 MW of electricity will be generated by the project. Diamer-Bhasha dam will contribute more than 18,000 Giga watt-hours of electricity annually to the National Grid, it was further briefed.