Updated as on 23.07.2014
Location The project is located on Khan Khwar River, right bank tributary of Indus River near Besam District Shangla in Khyber Pakhtun Khwa province at a distance of 243 km from Islamabad.
Scope of Work Reservoir, dam structure, power intake, headrace tunnel, surge tank, pressure shaft/tunnel power house (72 MW), tailrace & switchyard
Objectives / Benefits

To provide cheaper power to the National Grid

Date of Commencement Original (as per Contract) June  2003
Date of Completion 

Original (as per Contract)

Revised / Expected

Oct  2007

15 Apr 2012

Project Cost 
(As per Rev PC-I  approved on 20.08.2009)

(Rs. Million)




4573.688 3727.791 8301.479
Salient Features Design Discharge 35 m3/s
Gross Head 247 m
Headrace Tunnel Length 4.54 km
Installed Capacity 72 MW
Energy per annum 306 GWh
Present Status / Progress

-  The power house is in commercial operation since 8th November 2010.

-  The power house has supplied 852.491 MkWh to the national grid upto     30.06.2014.
Incharge of the Project Name:         Engr. Khush Muhammad
Designation: Chief Engineer (O&M)
Address:      Khan Khawar Hydropower Project WAPDA Besham
Contact No.  092-996-400106