Tehri Dam Project constructed and owned by THDC Limited has won the very Prestigious award of ‘International Milestone Project’ of International Commission of Large Dams (ICOLD). Tehri Dam Project has been adjudged by the Jury of Dam Experts as the International Milestone Project considering the uniqueness of its design and construction features. The award was proudly received by the THDC delegation in China on 19th October’2009 in a glittering ceremony organised jointly by ICOLD and CHINCOLD.
The THDC delegation was led by Mr A.L.Shah, Chief General Manager (Tehri) and included Mr Rajeev Vishnoi, Additional General Manager(Design) and Mr U.K.Saxena, Dy General Manager (Construction). Following the receipt of award, a presentation was made by the THDC delegates to the Dam Experts gathered from all over the world. The unique features of Tehri Dam Project and the adverse conditions faced during the construction were also depicted by THDC in their presentation which was widely appreciated.
THDC had earlier been invited by the Commission Authorities to present the case of Tehri Dam Project in the form of a document describing all the details related to the design, planning and construction. Tehri Dam is the only project from India to receive such prestigious award and it is matter of pride not only for THDC but also for the nation to have one of our best projects earn International acclaim.