WAPDA invites tender to remove debris amid lockdown

CHITRAL: While there is a lockdown across the country, WAPDA has invited tenders to remove flood debris from around the dam of the Golen Gol powerhouse.

Interestingly, it has set April 15 as the last date to obtain forms from its project office at Koghuzi and asked the interested contractors to send the forms to WAPDA main office in Lahore.

Chitral Contractors Association’s president Javed Akhter smelt a rat in the process, saying it would not be possible for Chitrali contractors to obtain the forms and send them to Lahore amid the lockdown.

He also asked how any contractor from outside Chitral can visit Koghuzi to obtain the forms by April 15.

He suspected that the authority was trying to give the contract to some blue-eyed company by taking advantage of the lockdown.

He appealed to the elected representatives of Chitral to take up the matter with the high-ups and ensure that the forms are available on line and submitted in any local office.

He also demanded the the contract should be awarded in a transparent manner.

The dam of the 108 megawatt powerhouse in Chitral was flooded in July 2019 when Golen valley witnessed devastation of houses and other properties of the local,


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