ISSN(Print): 2709-6254 | ISSN(Online) : 2709-6262 | ISSN-L : 2709-6254


Cost-Benefit Analysis and Technical Viability of Kalabagh Dam


  1. Qasim Shahzad Gill
    Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy, University of Saskatchewan, Canada
  2. Adnan Nawaz
    School of Global, Urban and Social Studies, RMIT University Melbourne Australia


This article spells out the details of Kalabagh Dam project such as location and technical specifications of the project as well as the cost- benefit analysis of the dam. In addition, this article accounts for the technical apprehensions regarding Kalabagh Dam. The dam was also aimed at augmenting agricultural growth, providing a cushion against flood threats, generating low-priced hydro-power and lastly to compensate for the depleting capacity of the existing mega reservoirs to store water due to sedimentation. The theory deployed on the article known as cost-benefit analysis delineates the worth of the mega project of Pakistan but it is hard to say that it is still unfixed due to decision making approach of politicians of the country who remained unable to resolve it. Incumbent government must take Kalabagh Dam under consideration to build it as soon as possible because of its natural site and to overcome the energy slowdown.

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Agricultural Growth, Cost-Benefit Analysis, Hydro-Power, Kalabagh Dam


Article # 3
Volume # 2
Issue # 2

DOI info

DOI Number: 10.47205/jdss.2021(2-II)03
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