Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Hydropower Development Project (WB-P163461)

  • Pakistan
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Financial Institutions
  • World Bank (WB)
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Project Status
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Government of Pakistan
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  • Hydropower
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 200.00 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 659.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please see updated project documentation for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS Feb 20, 2019

Disclosed by Bank Nov 7, 2017

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Project Description
<div>According to the bank document, "the project will support the development of Cascade on Swat River and Panjkora River and their power evacuation. Four run-of-river hydropower schemes have been identified&ndash;two each on Swat and Panjkora River divided into following three components based on their status 1) with feasibility, 2) identified sites without feasibility, 3) assessment of new and ongoing schemes for possible bank financing. Their viability will be assessed during project preparation and will be developed in a sequenced manner matching the availability of funds."</div>
Investment Description
  • World Bank (WB)

Local government of borrowing country US$ 129 million

Contact Information
World Bank
Mohammad Saqib, Masood Ahmad
Senior Energy Specialist
The Islamic Republic of Pakistan
Humaira Ahmed
Additional Secretary, Economic Affairs Division
Implementing Agencies
Pakhtunkhwa Energy Development Organization
Akbar Khan
Chief Executive Officer


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