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 […]

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 […]

AIIB approves $60 million loan for Tajikistan Nurek hydropower rehabilitation.

AIIB approves $60 million loan for Tajikistan Nurek hydropower rehabilitation.

Board of Directors of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) approved two loans and one equity investment totaling US$324 million to support infrastructure projects in India, Georgia and Tajikistan, AIIB said in a statement. These approvals include the Bank’s first equity investment of US$150 million, which will help to attract much needed private investment capital for […]

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 […]

World Bank report of the US$146 million Punjab Barrages Improvement Phase II Project.

World Bank report of the US$146 million Punjab Barrages Improvement Phase II Project.

A recent report released by the World Bank on the status of the US$146 million Punjab Barrages Improvement Phase II Project to strengthen and modernize Jinnah Barrage, which includes the 96-MW Jinnah hydroelectric project at the site, indicates Pakistan is continuing to resolve training levels for project personnel. The report said project components and activities […]

G-res tool allows hydro industry to report on carbon footprint.

G-res tool allows hydro industry to report on carbon footprint.

A new tool that enables the hydropower sector to report on its carbon footprint for the first time has been launched at the 2017 World Hydropower Congress in Addis Ababa. Developed by the International Hydropower Association, in collaboration with the UNESCO Chair for Global Environmental Change, the G-res tool adopts a new modelling methodology enabling decision-makers […]

IDA announces financing for rehab of Tajikistan’s 3,000-MW Nurek hydropower plant.

IDA announces financing for rehab of Tajikistan’s 3,000-MW Nurek hydropower plant.

The International Development Association has approved US$225.7 million in financing to help Tajikistan rehabilitate its 3,000-MW Nurek hydroelectric plant. IDA — a World Bank member — said the funding package is comprised of 25% grants and 75% in credits, and will cover about a third of the rehab project’s first phase. “A reliable energy supply […]

Pakistan, India agree on redesigning of Miyar hydroelectric project.

Pakistan, India agree on redesigning of Miyar hydroelectric project.

Pakistan and India have agreed on the redesigning of Miyar Hydroelectric project, Radio Pakistan reported on Tuesday. The agreement was reached following the two-day meeting of Indus Water Commissioners of Pakistan and India on water issues in Islamabad on Tuesday. It was also agreed that Lower Kalnai, Pakal Dul projects will be inspected again. The […]

Hydro projects in Kashmir fastened by India, Pakistan bothers.

Hydro projects in Kashmir fastened by India, Pakistan bothers.

India has fast-tracked hydropower projects worth $15 billion in Kashmir in recent months, three federal and state officials said, ignoring warnings from Islamabad that power stations on rivers flowing into Pakistan will disrupt water supplies. The swift approval of projects that had languished for years came after Prime Minister Narendra Modi suggested last year that […]

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