Keyal Khwar Hydropower Project

Keyal Khwar Hydropower Project

Location: The Project is located on Keyal Khwar, a right bank tributary of Indus River in Lower Kohistan District in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and 310 Km from Islamabad.
Salient Features
Dam Type Concrete Gravity dam
Height of Dam ( weir) 37.5 m
Head 732 m
Gross Storage Capacity 206.732 AF
Live Storage Capacity 158.089 AF
Design discharge 20 Cumecs
Power Generation 128 MW (418 GWh )
Execution by Pakistan, Water & Power Development Authority (WAPDA)
Supervision Consultants Keyal Hydropower Consultants-JV , Lahmeyer International as leading firm

Contract KKHPP-01 ( Powerhouse ventilation tunnel Exploratory Adit)  , M/s Sarwar & Co. Private Limited 

Contract KKHPP-02 ( Civil Works), M/s Sinohydro- Hajvairy JV

Donor Agency
  • GOP
  • Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau (KFW) Bank, Germany.
  • European Investment bank  (EIB)
Commencement Date
  • 13th August 2016
Completion Date
  • 12th August 2020
Financial Status Local                        (Rs. Millions) FEC                  (Rs. Millions) Total                (Rs. Millions)
Original PC-I Cost 4,034.881 3,032.080 7,066.961
1st Revised PC-I Cost 16,814.880 10,988.140 27,803.010
2nd Revised PC-I Cost 16,719.703 9,364.475 26,084.178
PSDP Allocation Fy ( 2016-17) 1348.000 1690.000 3038.000



  1. Overall upto date Physical progress of O&M staff colony is 90%.
  2. Contract KKHP-01 completed.
  3. Contract KKHPP-02 (Civil works), 1st half mobilization advance payment made to Civil Contractor.
  4. 2nd Revised PC-I amounting Rs. 26,084.178 Million approved by ECNES on 29.01.2016.


Incharge of the Project: CE/Project Director, Keyal Khwar Hydropower Project. 

                                                  (Office shifted to Pattan Kohistan)

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