Basho Hydropower Project

Basho Hydropower Project

Location: On Basho Lungma (Nullah) near Basho Village, 45 km downstream of Skardu Town. Basho Lungma is a left tributary of Indus River and is 704 km from Islamabad. (Gilgit-Baltistan)
Salient Features

Installed Capacity

40 MW  Basho

Annual Energy

165 GWh


To Generate Electricity

Scope of Work

Detailed Engineering Design / Preparation of Tender Documents & PC-I Proforma
Consultants -
Commencement Date -
Completion Date 4 years after Commencement
Financial Status (Rs. Million) Local Foreign Total
      Approved PC-II Cost (27.11.2006) 91.243 - 91.243
PSDP Allocation 2018-2019 - - -
  • M/s AFD of France provided financing for updation of Feasibility Study and selected M/s Sogreah (France) as lead firm with FHC (JV) as local partner.
  • Contract agreement between AFD and M/s Sogreah, was signed in Paris on May 28, 2011. Consultants submitted final updated Feasibility Report after incorporating the comments of WAPDA & AFD on May 04, 2012.
  • Donor Agencies AFD & KfW have envisaged implementing Harpo & Basho in phased approach. Harpo HPP and transmission line will be constructed in Phase-I and during Phase-II Basho HPP would be constructed.
  • PC-I amounting to Rs. 12,210.056 Million for “Detailed Engineers Design, Preparation of Tender Documents and implementation of the Project” has been updated by incorporating Confidence Building Measures (CBM) and security cost and will be submitted to Ministry of Water Resources (MoWR) in due course of time.
Incharge of the Project

Muhammad Rafiq

General Manager (Hydro) Planning,

WAPDA, Sunny View, Lahore

Contact No. 0092-42-99202717

Cell No.       0300-5604910

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