Arkari Gol Hydropower Project (DFC-ARKARI)

  • Pakistan
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Specific Location
Arkari Gol River, Chitral District, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province
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  • US International Development Finance Corporation (DFC)
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Project Status
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Bank Risk Rating
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Master Hydro Private Limited
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  • Finance
  • Hydropower
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Investment Amount (USD)
Not Disclosed
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ DFC website

Updated in EWS Jun 20, 2020

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Project Description
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According to the bank's documents, "The Project involves the construction and operations of a 99 MW hydropower project to be constructed on the Arkari Gol River, a tributary of the Lutkho River. The intake structure will be a concrete-faced, rock-filled structure with a height of 20 m located near the village of Ucchatur. There will be a concrete-lined 5.9 km headrace tunnel, a surge tank, a 900 m pressure tunnel to the powerhouse, and a 100 m tailrace. The powerhouse will be located near the village of Andakht. The reservoir will have an area of 10.143 hectares. The transmission line route has not been finalized, but there are several lines in the vicinity of the Project that could be used to evacuate power.

Construction of the Project will require about 112.9 acres of land, which will be utilized for construction of permanent facilities such as the dam, power house, and for temporary construction facilities, such as worker camps and lay-down areas. Land acquisition will result in the physical resettlement of 27 households. An additional 26 households will experience economic displacement. The total construction period of the Project will be 4 years (48 months)."

Investment Description
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Private Actor 1 Private Actor 1 Role Private Actor 1 Sector Relation Private Actor 2 Private Actor 2 Role Private Actor 2 Sector
- - - - Hagler Bailly Pakistan Contractor -
- - - - Master Hydro Private Limited Client -

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Master Group of Industries
82 C-I Gulberg III
Lahore, Pakistan

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