Additional Financing For Dasu Hydropower Phase I Project (Transmission Line) (WB-P167843)

  • Pakistan
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Specific Location
Province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Province of Punjab
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Voting Date
Mar 31, 2020
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Government of Pakistan - Ministry of Water Resources
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  • Hydropower
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 700.00 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 782.10 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS May 18, 2020

Disclosed by Bank Nov 1, 2019

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Project Description
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According to bank documents, "the overall project development objective is to facilitate the expansion of electricity supply of hydro-power in Pakistan.
The Project would also improve access to socio-economic services for local communities in the project area and build WAPDA’s capacity to prepare future hydropower projects.
This would be achieved by installing a 2,160 MW hydropower plant on the main Indus River, which can be expanded to 4,320 MW in future at very low cost.
The Project is a “high-risk-high reward” operation aimed at providing low cost non-carbon renewable energy."

Investment Description
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World Bank Group Financing

International Bank for Reconstruction & Development (IBRD) $700M

Co- Financing

Borrowing Agency $82.10M


Contact Information
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World Bank
Mats Johan Rikard Liden
Lead Energy Specialist

Fowzia Hassan
Senior Energy Specialist

Mohammad Saqib
Senior Energy Specialist

Islamic Republic of Pakistan
Syed Pervaiz Abas
Secretary, EAD

Ministry of Water Resources
Muhammad Ashraf

Implementing Agencies
Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA)
Anwar ul-Haq
Project Directord

National Transmission and Despatch Company
Javed Iqbal
Project Director, Dasu Transmission Line



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