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 Gravity Dam RCC Type
Height of Dam 242 m
Gross Storage Capacity 1410  million m³
Live Storage Capacity 820 million  m³
Power Generation as per PC-I

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

Stage-2 = 4,320 MW – Annual Energy  21,485 (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 World Bank
Commencement Date Expected start date is March/April, 2017
Completion Date 2023
Financial Status Local (Rs. Million) FEC (Rs. Million) Total (Rs. Million)
Original PC-I Cost 2,023.000 267,545.700 486,093.200
PSDP Allocation Fy (2016-2017) 2,023.000 2,000.000 42,177.000
Environmental Initiatives



Five Contracts for Preparatory were awarded and Contractors mobilized to site. Out of five, two Contracts of Project Colony (PC-01) and Dasu Resettlement Sites (Choochng) & Shatial Open Air Museum terminated due to breach of Contact by Contractor. However, works on three Contracts are in progress. Letter of Acceptance for Contracts of Main Works (MW-01, Main Hydraulic Structure (RCC Dam) , Spillway, Low level outlets, River Diversion & Hydraulic Steel Structures, MW-02, Underground Power Complex, Tunnels & Hydraulic Steel Structures) issued on December 29, 2016 to M/s CGGC being the lowest responsive bidder. Commencement work expected at site probably in March/April 2017.

Incharge of the Project:

General Manager Dasu Hydropower Project

In Pictures

Dasu Site View
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