Dasu Hydropower Project

Dasu Hydropower Project

7-km upstream of Dasu Town on Indus River, 74 km downstream of Diamer Bhasha 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                              
  • Objectives
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


M/s China Gezhouba Group Company (CGGC)

(Main Works Contractor)

Construction Period (PC-I) 5 years (Stage-I) with Generation of 2,160 MW (12,220 GWh)
Commencement Date (Stage-I) June 23, 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 2019-2020 50,181.485 4,500.000 54,681.486
Environmental Initiatives



Preparatory Works

  • 5 Nos. Contracts related to 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. Physical Progress of KKH-01 17.90%, RAR-01 22.80% & TL-01 42.60% completed.
  • 02 Nos. Contract related to Relocation of KKH (Dasu-KKH-02) and Right bank Access Road (Dasu-RAR-02) have been awarded. Commencement letter will be issued to Award of land.
  • Contract for Project Colony & Infrastructure (Dasu-PCI-01R) signed with M/s CGICOP (Chinese Contractor) on October 18, 2018. Physical Progress achieved upto 1.50%.

Resettlement Works

  • 3 Nos. Contracts of Resettlement Sites have been awarded to Chinese firms. Commencement of Contract RBRV-11 delayed due to inaccessibility to Resettlement Sites.

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. Contractor commenced services w.

Electro-Mechanical Works (Dasu-EM-01)

  • Contract Agreement with M/s GE-PC JV signed on Nov 25, 2019.

Land Acquisition

  • Total land required for Project is 9,875 acres out of which 740 acres land has been acquired/in-possession of WAPDA. Govt. of KP prepared a Revised Land Cost proposal by addressing demands of project affectees, which was approved by Project Steering Committee (PSC) on March 05, 2019. ECNEC approved the Revised Land Cost to address demands of Project affectees. As per Revised Land Cost proposal, land acquisition cost would increase from Rs. 19.163 billion to Rs. 36.914 billion.


Incharge of the Project
Mr. Anwar-ul-Haq
General Manager/Project Director Dasu HPP
Contact No. 0092-998-407007

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Dasu Site View
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