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Dasu Hydropower Project

Location: The project is located at 7 km North of Dasu Town in Kohistan District of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province and 350 km North from Islamabad being the capital of Pakistan.The site is 74 km downstream of proposed Diamer Basha Dam Project site.

Salient Features
Dam Type RCC (Gravity)
Height of Dam 242 m
Gross Storage Capacity 1410  million m³
Live Storage Capacity 820 million  m³
CCA 158,800 km2
Power Generation as per PC-I

Stage -1 = 2,160 MW – Annual Energy  12,222 (GWh)

Stage-2 = 2,160 MW – Annual Energy  9,263(GWh)

Execution by WAPDA
Supervision Consultants Dasu Hydropower Consultant (DHC) a Joint Venture of M/s Nippon Koei (Japan) Lead Firm & M/s Dolsar (Turkey) with local Sub-Consultants  M/s DMC, M/s NDC & M/s PES
Contractor (Main Works) M/s China Gezhouba Group Co. Ltd.
Donor Agency

1.World Bank(Main Donor) (Loan is effective)

2.Local Commercial Banks (Consoritum of 07 Banks led by M/s HBL) 

3.International Banks (Loan under process)

Commencement Date Expected start date of Main Civil Works is end of May/June, 2017
Completion Date February,2023
Financial Status Local (Rs. Million) FEC (Rs. Million) Total (Rs. Million)
Original PC-I Cost 267,545.700 218,547.500 486,093.200
1st Revised PC-I Cost N/A N/A N/A
PSDP Allocation Fy (2016-2017) 40,177.000 2,000.000 42,177.000
Environmental Initiatives



Preparatory Works

 10 Nos. Preparatory Works Contracts related to Relocation of KKH, Access Roads, 132 Transmission Line and Resettlement Sites for affectees have been awarded to Chinese Contractors. Contractors are mobilized at Project Site carrying out construction activities. Bids for Contracts of Project Colony and Resettlement Site & Shatial Museum will be opened by end of April, 2017.

Main Civil Works

Contractor for Main Civil Works (Dam & Powerhouse) has been selected. Contract Agreement with M/s CGGC signed on March 08, 2017. Contractor will mobilize to Project Site by end of May/June, 2017.

Electro-Mechanical Works

Pre-qualification of Contractor for Electro-Mechanical Works completed. Evaluation Report is with World Bank for approval.

Land Acquisition

Land Acquisition is in progress. Award of 393 acre of Priority Areas land has been announced. An amount of about Rs. 695 Million disbursed to Project affectee’s to-date. Land Acquisition process for remaining land required on priority for Preparatory & Main Works will be completed by end of May 2017 prior to mobilization of Main Contractor.

Incharge of the Project:

Mr Javed Akhtar
General Manager / PD (Dasu HPP)
Head office: Office of GM/PD Dasu HPP, ACO Colony, near KKH, Dasu, District Kohistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Mobile: 0300-5829739
Contact: 0998-407007
Camp Office Lahore: O/o GM/PD Dasu HPP, 5th Floor, AL-Malik Plaza, Davis Road, Lahore
Contact: 042-99202676

In Pictures

Dasu Site View
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