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

Design Discharge

5.0 m3/sec  Basho

Gross Head

974 m

Installed Capacity

40 MW

Annual Energy

165 GWh                               


To Generate Electricity

Scope of work

Detailed Engineering Design / Preparation of Tender Documents & PC-I Proforma
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 - - -
  • Feasibility Study was completed in year 2002.
  • Contract Agreement between M/s Afd and M/s Sogreah signed on May 28, 2011 and Consultants mobilized by June, 2011.
  • Updating of Feasibility Study was completed in 2011 with Grant Assistance of AFD in 2012.
  • EIA Report and relevant documents have been submitted to EPA GB Govt. for review and subsequent approval and issuance of NOC.
  • EPA-GB has asked for re-submission of fresh IEE Report of Basho HPP without reservoir option which will be taken for Detailed Engineering Design.
  • Donor agencies AFD & KfW have envisaged to implement Harpo & Basho in phased approach, considering one hydropower project & transmission line in Phase-I, Phase-II will be realized later. Harpo will be taken up in Phase-I.
  • PC-I for “Detailed Engineering Design, preparation of Tender Documents, and Implementation of the project” was submitted to SRC WAPDA on 24.07.2014.
  • PC-I has been updated by incorporating Confidence Building Measures and security cost and will be submitted to MoWR after clearance from WAPDA Authority.
Incharge of the Project

Mr. Muhammad Amin
General Manager (Hydro) Planning,
Contact No. 0092-42-99202717

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