Lower Palas Valley

Lower Palas Valley

On the left tributary of Indus River,12 km upstream of Patan Town, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa close to Duber Khwar and 335 km from Islamabad
Salient Features
  • Installed Capacity

665 MW  lower palas
  • Annual Energy

2,590 GWh
  • Objectives

To Generate Electricity

Scope of Work

Implementation of Lower Palas Hydropower Project

Commencement Date


Completion Date

5 years after commencement

Financial Status (Rs. Million)

Local Foreign Total

Approved PC-II Cost (07.03.2005)

83.566 113.118 196.684


  • Feasibility Study of Lower Palas Valley HPP finalized in June 2010 by a Joint Venture of M/s ILF (Germany), Poyry (Austria) and ACE (Pakistan) through grant.
  • PC-I for implementation of the project on PPP mode was submitted to Ministry of Water and Power on 19.06.2014, which was forwarded to Planning Commission on 12.09.2014.
  • Asian Development Bank has shown interest in Technical Appraisal of the Project and to consider the Project into their pipeline for co-financing.
  • ADB has short-listed an Individual Consultant to carryout due-diligence of the Feasibility Study of the project.
  • PC-II for Detailed Engineering Design, preparation of Tender Documents submitted to Chief Engineer Advisor/ Chairman FFC, MoWR on 19.03.2019.
  • WAPDA vide letter dated 28.06.2019 has requested Secretary, MoWR to approach Govt. KP for arranging NOC for implementation of Lower Palas Hydropower Project.
  • WAPDA has requested MoWR to approach EAD for arranging Project Readiness Financing from ADB for Patan and Lower Palas Hydropower Projects vide letter dated 19.07.2019.
  • PC-II has been sent to MoWR on 22.07.2019 for onward submission to Planning Commission for approval.
  • On the request of EAD, Project Profile and brief of proposed Project Readiness Financing of US$10 million were sent to MoWR on 29.08.2019 for onward transmission to EAD.
  • MoWR requested WAPDA vide letter received on 08.11.2019 to furnish a clear road map for Lower Palas HPP as Govt. of KP is not ready to provide an unconditional NOC for the subject project
Incharge of the Project     
Mr. Muhammad Amin
General Manager (Hydro) Planning,
Contact No. 0092-42-99202717
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