On Harpo Nullah, a left tributary of Indus River about 75 km north west of Skardu District, Gilgit-Baltistan and 670 km North-east of Islamabad.
Salient Features
  • Installed Capacity
34.5 MW  harpo
  • Annual Energy
170 GWh                               
  • Objectives
To Generate Electricity

Execution by


Scope of Work

Detailed Engineering Design,

Preparation of Tender document & Construction Supervision


Phase-I:(Detailed Engineering Design & Preparation of Tender Documents) JV of Tractebel Engineering GmbH, Germany and National Development Consultants, Pakistan

Phase-II: (Construction and Commissioning of Lot-1, Lot-2,    Lot-3 & Lot-4) will commence after Phase-I.

Contractor -
Commencement Date June 20, 2019
Completion Date

Phase-I: June 2021

Phase-II: 48 months after Phase-I

Financial Status (Rs. Million) Local Foreign Total
Approved PC-I Cost (28.03.2014) 3,420.188 6,102.613 9,522.801
  • Feasibility study was completed by WAPDA with technical collaboration of GTZ of Germany in the year 2002. Updation of feasibility study was completed in December 2011 by Grant Assistance from KfW.
  • PC-I amounting to Rs. 9,522.801 Million was approved by ECNEC on 28.03.2014.
  • M/s KfW Germany and AFD France signed Loan Agreement with EAD (GoP) for € 20 million &      € 50 million on 20.12.2013 & 02.04.2014 respectively.
  • WAPDA & Govt of Gilgit-Baltistan signed Development & Operation Agreement for the implementation of the project on 23.12.2015. Accordingly, WAPDA will act as Executing Agency and Ministry of Kashmir Affairs & Gilgit-Baltistan will act as Sponsoring Agency.
  • The Consultancy Agreement for Detailed Engineering Design & Preparation of Tender Documents signed with Harpo Consultants (JV of Tractebel Engineering GmbH, Germany and National Development Consultants, Pakistan) on 26.04.2019 and Consultancy Services commenced w.e.f June 20, 2019.
  • Draft Inception Report of the Project submitted by Consultants on 31.08.2019.
  • Draft Review Report of the Phase-I submitted by Consultants on 14.10.2019.
  • The work on additional Topographic Survey, Geological and Geotechnical Investigation as recommended by Consultants would commence shortly.
Incharge of the Project     
Mr. Altaf Qadir
Superintending Engineer/Project Director
Contact No. 05815-920315









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