POWERCHINA announces 190 local jobs from Diamer Basha Dam Project

By Tahir Ali | Gwadar Pro Apr 5, 2023

GILGIT, Apr. 5 (Gwadar Pro) - As Chinese companies continue to create jobs for local communities, POWERCHINA, the main contractor of Diamer Basha Dam Project (DBDP), on Tuesday announced 190 jobs from the project area in Gilgit-Baltistan.

 DBDP has invited applications for the contractor POWERCHINA and the interested candidates from the project area can apply to the Joint Employment Committee WAPDA Chilas through the Collector DBDP office.

The jobs are divided into ten categories. The company required 53 professional construction personnel, 41 steel fixers, 25 masons, 24 welders, and 29 laborers on long term basis. The others include seven technicians, five scaffolders, three electricians, two drillers and one driver.  Interested candidates from the local area can apply till April 11, 2023.

POWERCHINA regularly trains and provides jobs for the people from the site area on a regular basis. In December 2022, the company had provided jobs to 208 skilled and technical professionals at the project sites. The company also conducted skill completions in its local employees to enhance their skills.

DBDP is being constructed on River Indus, which is scheduled to be completed in 2028-29. POWERCHINA in a JV with Frontier Works Organisation is constructing the MW-1 Dam part of the project. The Project will have a gross water storage capacity of 8.1 MAF to irrigate 1.23 million acres of additional land. With an installed power generation capacity of 4,500 MW, the project will provide more than 18 billion units per annum to the National Grid.

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