Dasu Hydropower Project
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Dasu Hydropower Project


Location: 7-km upstream of Dasu Town on Indus River, 74 km downstream of Diamer Basha Dam and 350 km from Islamabad.
Salient Features

Dam Height

242 m  

Dam Type

RCC Gravity Dam

Installed Capacity

4,320 MW (Stage-I 2,160 MW)

Annual Energy

21,485 GWh                               


To Generate Electricity

Execution by




DHC JV, M/s Nippon Koei (Japan) Lead Firm

M/s Dolsar (Turkey) with local sub-consultants of M/s DMC,        M/s NDC & M/s PES

Contractors M/s China Gezhouba Group Company (CGGC) (Main Works Contractor)
Construction Period 5 years (Stage-I) with Generation of 2,160 MW (12,220 GWh)
Commencement Date (Stage-I) June 2017
Completion Date (Stage-I)  As per PC-I March 2020 / Expected February 2023
Financial Status (Rs. Million) Local Foreign Total
PC-I Stage-I Cost (28.03.2014) 267,545.800 218,547.500 486,093.300
PSDP Allocation 2018-2019 73,200.000 3,000.000 76,200.000
Environmental Initiatives



Preparatory Works
• 5 Nos. Contracts related to the relocation of KKH, Access Roads and 132 Transmission Line awarded. Contractors for 03 Contracts (Dasu-KKH-01, Dasu-RAR-01 & Dasu-TL-01) are mobilized at Project Site and carrying out construction activities. 02 Nos. Contracts of Relocation of KKH (Dasu-KKH-02) and Right bank Access Road (Dasu-RAR-02) signed. Commencement will be issued upon Award of land.
• The Contract for Project Colony & Infrastructure (Dasu-PCI-01R) signed with M/s CGICOP (Chinese Contractor) on October 18, 2018.

Resettlement Works
• 3 Nos. Contracts of Resettlement Sites have been awarded & signed with Chinese firms. 

Main Civil Works (Dasu-MW-01 & Dasu-MW-02)
• Main Civil Works Contracts awarded to M/s CGGC, China. Contracts signed on March 08, 2017. The contractor has commenced services and mobilized at site w.e.f June 23, 2017. Construction activities are in progress.

Electro-Mechanical Works (Dasu-EM-01)
• Bids received and opened on February 28, 2018. Evaluation of bids completed by Consultants and is under review by WAPDA.Bid Evaluation Report (BER) submitted to World Bank on 09.02.2019 for NOL. World Bank on April 01, 2019 conveyed the interim response to BER. Revised BER submitted to World Bank on 17.06.2019 for NOL.
• World Bank issued NOL on July 22, 2019, and accordingly WAPDA Authority approved the BER on July 25, 2019.

Land Acquisition
• The total land required for Project is 9,875 acres including 1,987 acres required on Priority basis for Preparatory & Main Civil Works. 740 acres out of 1,987-acre land has been acquired/in-possession of WAPDA.
• An amount of Rs. 2.20 Billion has been disbursed to Project affectees.

 Incharge of the Project

Mr. Anwar-ul-Haq

General Manager (Dasu) HPP

Contact No. 0092-998-407007

In Pictures

Dasu Site View
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