ISLAMABAD  – The Munda dam will store 1.29 million acre feet of water to irrigate more than 15,000 acres land and contribute 740 MW cheap electricity to the national grid.

 An official of Water and Power Ministry told APP on Tuesday that the reservoir will play a vital role in protecting Nowshera and Charsadda from flood by storing the water of River Swat during peak season.

 He said the dam having 2500 feet length and 700 feet height will be built on River Swat on priority basis and would help avert the future flood related hazards in Nowshera and Charsadda districts.  The official claimed it would be the biggest multi-purpose hydropower plan after 969 MW Neelum-Jhelum project and the 4,500 MW Diamer-Bhasha dam.

 To a question, he said the feasibility study was conducted about 10 years ago. The Central Development Working Party (CDWP) has already approved a revised Rs 648.324 million PC-II for the dam, which will be completed in seven years.