Bunji Dam

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Bunji Dam
Official name Bunji Hydro-power Project
Country Pakistan
Location Gilgit Baltistan
Status Design stage
Construction cost Base cost: US$ 6838 million
Owner(s) Water And Power Development Authority (WAPDA)
Dam and spillways
Type of dam Gravity RCC
Height 190 m
Spillway capacity 1900 m3/s
Reservoir
Creates Indus River
Power station
Hydraulic head 428 m
Turbines 20 Francis type
Installed capacity 7100 MW
Annual generation 24088 GWh

Bunji Dam or Rondu Bunji Dam or Haramosh Bunji Dam is proposed large hydro-power project on Indus River in Gilgit Baltistan, Pakistan.[1]

The feasibility study of the project was carried out by joint consultant firms Artelia of France & Mott MacDonald of UK. The Gravity RCC dam will be 190 m high and will have an installed capacity of 7100 MW.[2] In 2009, Pakistan and China signed a MoU for the construction of Bunji Dam. The accord was signed between Ministry of Water and Power, Pakistan and Three Gorges Project Corporation, China.[3]

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  1. ^ "7,100 MW Bunji Dam's detailed engineering design completed". PakTribune. 7 May 2013. Retrieved 23 July 2013. 
  2. ^ "BUNJI HYDROPOWER PROJECT". WAPDA. 15 April 2013. Retrieved 8 July 2012. 
  3. ^ "Chinese firm to build Bunji Dam". The Nation (Pakistan). 23 August 2009. Retrieved 8 July 2012.