India can go ahead with Kishanganga, Ratle projects under Indus Water Treaty: World Bank.

India can go ahead with Kishanganga, Ratle projects under Indus Water Treaty: World Bank.

Under the Indus Waters Treaty, India is permitted to construct hydroelectric power facilities on tributaries of the Jhelum and Chenab rivers with certain restrictions, the World Bank has said. Pakistan opposes the construction of the Kishanganga (330 megawatts) and Ratle (850 megawatts) hydroelectric power plants being built by India, it said in a fact sheet […]

Pakistan: PC allocates Rs104.78m for Neelum-Jhelum project’s audit.

Pakistan: PC allocates Rs104.78m for Neelum-Jhelum project’s audit.

Former Planning Commission Director Arshad H Abbasi offers audit free of cost The Central Development Working Party (CDWP) is set to meet on Thursday with the hiring of consultancy services for the third-party validation (TPV) of the Neelum-Jhelum Hydropower Project as top agenda of the meeting. According to the official documents available with Pakistan Today, a […]

Construction of Pakistan’s Dasu project to begin within a week.

Construction of Pakistan’s Dasu project to begin within a week.

In a significant development towards moving to indigenous hydropower resources, construction work on the 4,320MW Dasu hydropower project will commence within a week, as the contractor for civil works has been mobilised to the project site. This was stated by Water and Power Development Authority (Wapda) Chairman Muzammil Hussain, during his visit to review progress […]

China conducts studies to tap Indus hydropower resources.

China conducts studies to tap Indus hydropower resources.

China is conducting feasibility studies on Indus River cascade to explore indigenous hydropower resources in order to meet energy needs in the country, power minister said yesterday. Minister for Water and Power Khawaja Muhammad Asif termed the feasibilities, being conducted as part of recently signed memorandum of understanding (MoU) between the two countries, as a […]

Hydroelectric sectors in Azad Jammu and Kashmir could be utilized to cope with energy crises: AJK PM

Hydroelectric sectors in Azad Jammu and Kashmir could be utilized to cope with energy crises: AJK PM

Azad Jammu and Kashmir Prime Minister Raja Farooq Haider Khan said AJK has huge potential of massive investment in tourism and hydroelectric sectors which could be utilized to cope with the energy crises besides strengthening the socio-economic progress of the country including AJK. He expressed these views while talking to a delegation of Chinese construction […]

Pakistan’s NTDC connects 147MW plant to national grid.

Pakistan’s NTDC connects 147MW plant to national grid.

The Patrind hydropower plant has been connected to Muzaffarabad-II grid station through a 132 kV double circuit transmission line in Azad Jammu and Kashmir, said a spokesman for the National Transmission and Despatch Company Limited (NTDC). One unit of the plant started power generation on Tuesday and has been connected with the national grid. However, […]

Pakistan: 35 micro hydropower plants being set up in Kohistan.

Pakistan: 35 micro hydropower plants being set up in Kohistan.

The Sarhad Rural Support Programme (SRSP) would build 35 micro hydropower plants in Upper Kohistan with the financial assistance of the Pakhtunkhwa Energy Development Organisation (PEDO). “We have built two micro-hydropower plants. We are supplying cheap and uninterrupted electricity to over 200 households in remote parts of the district,” Zubair Khan, the programme manager in […]

Pakistan: 36.6MW hydropower plant in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to start working in July.

Pakistan: 36.6MW hydropower plant in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to start working in July.

The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (Nepra) has granted power generation licence to Pakhtunkhwa Energy Development Organization (PEDO) for its 36.60 MW Daral Khwar Hydro Power Plant located at Daral Khwar near Bahrain, District Swat, in the province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK). PEDO has identified around 6000 MW hydropower potential at various sites all over […]

French, EU envoys visit HPTI site in Mangla, Pakistan.

French, EU envoys visit HPTI site in Mangla, Pakistan.

France Ambassador to Pakistan Martine Dorance along with Ambassador of European Union Jean-Francois Cautain visited the construction site of the Hydropower Training Institute (HPTI) in Mangla and participated to the corner stone ceremony hosted by Nasir Hanif, water member of the Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA). According to a statement issued here on Monday […]

Pakistan likely to float $500m bonds to fund Dasu project.

Pakistan likely to float $500m bonds to fund Dasu project.

Pakistan Water and Power Development Authority (Wapda) is expected to raise $500 million by floating bonds in the international capital market backed by partial credit guarantees of the World Bank in a bid to finance the construction of 4,320-megawatt Dasu hydroelectric power project. “The foreign commercial cost component of around $500 million will be raised […]

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