World Bank rates Pakistan among top private participation investment countries.

World Bank rates Pakistan among top private participation investment countries.

Pakistan has been grouped in top five highest private participation investment (PPI) countries owing to a few multi-billion dollar power projects, with two hydropower plants worth $3.6 billion during the first half of 2017. A half year update on private participation in infrastructure (PPI) published by the World Bank WB) says that Indonesia was the […]

Minister says one third of Armenian small hydraulic power plants may be closed.

Minister says one third of Armenian small hydraulic power plants may be closed.

One-third of small hydropower plants in Armenia face the risk of being closed in the next five years, energy infrastructures and natural resources minister Ashot Manukyan told journalists last Friday. “Some 99% of small hydropower plants operating in Armenia were built on relatively cheap loans provided by international lending institutions. Parts of older plants were […]

China to hasten work on $2 bn Karot project that India has objected to.

China to hasten work on $2 bn Karot project that India has objected to.

China plans to complete ahead of schedule a USD two billion hydropower project in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) to ease energy crisis in Pakistan. Karot Hydropower Project is being built on Jhelum river on “Build-Own-Operate-Transfer” basis for 30 years. It will be owned by the Chinese company for 30 years, after which ownership will be turned […]

The Indian Govt’s proposal to build a mega dam in Arunachal Pradesh makes even hydropower companies wary.

The Indian Govt’s proposal to build a mega dam in Arunachal Pradesh makes even hydropower companies wary.

The 10,000-megawatt project on the Siang river would ‘submerge the district headquarters of Upper Siang district’. On September 26, a delegation of the Arunachal Pradesh government led by Chief Minister Pema Khandu attended a presentation in Delhi by the Central government think tank Niti Aayog “on [a] proposed Multipurpose River Valley Project for Siang River”. […]

Water filling begins at Neelum-Jhelum project.

Water filling begins at Neelum-Jhelum project.

The strategically important 969-megawatt Neelum-Jhelum Hydropower Project achieved a major milestone as water filling in the reservoir began on Tuesday following completion of substantial work on the dam. The Neelum-Jhelum Hydropower Project is being constructed on Neelum River in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK). The project is an engineering marvel with 90% being underground in […]

The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) inaugurates hydroelectric power station.

The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) inaugurates hydroelectric power station.

The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) provincial government inaugurated on Saturday the 2.6-megawatt Machai Hydropower Station in Mardan district. The plant has now formally started production of electricity and will contribute 14 gigawatts of electricity to the national grid. Energy and Power Department Secretary Engineer Naeem Khan inaugurated the hydroelectric power station at Alai village in Mardan […]

N.K. apparently put power station near Kaesong into operation: Seoul official.

N.K. apparently put power station near Kaesong into operation: Seoul official.

A senior Seoul official said today that North Korea appears to be operating a hydroelectric power plant near a shuttered inter-Korean industrial complex amid speculation that Pyongyang is unilaterally resuming work at the factory park. North Korea last week indicated that it restarted the operation of the Kaesong Industrial Complex in the face of tightening […]

Hedcor hydropower plant in Mt. Province bombed.

Hedcor hydropower plant in Mt. Province bombed.

PEACE and power supply of Mt. Province was compromised in a bombing Tuesday night by still unidentified suspects. The province suffered a power blackout following the bombing of the control room of Hedcor’s 14-MW Sabangan Hydropower Plant tapping point in Otucan Norte, Bauko, late Tuesday evening. Chris Faelnar, Hedcor Sabangan Inc. senior vice president, said […]

4-MW Puwa Khola 1 small hydropower plant in Nepal completed.

4-MW Puwa Khola 1 small hydropower plant in Nepal completed.

The 4-MW Puwa Khola 1 small hydropower plant on the Puwa Khola River located near the towns of Shanti Danda and Barbote in the Eastern Development Region of Nepal, has begun commercial operations. The US$11 million project financed in part by Sidhhartha Bank and Citizen Bank, and licensed by Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA), was developed by Puwa […]

Sri Lanka launches program to conserve catchment areas of hydropower reservoirs.

Sri Lanka launches program to conserve catchment areas of hydropower reservoirs.

Sri Lanka on Oct 11 will launch a program to conserve catchment areas of hydropower reservoirs and a national tree planting program under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena. The inauguration ceremony of the program to conserve the catchment areas and ‘Vanaropa’ national tree planting program will be held today near the Kandethenna Tank, in […]

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