Dasu Hydropower Project

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 RCC (Gravity)
Height of Dam 242 m
Gross Storage Capacity 1410  million m³
Live Storage Capacity 820 million  m³
CCA 158,800 km2
Power Generation as per PC-I

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

Stage-2 = 2,160 MW – Annual Energy  9,263(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

1.World Bank(Main Donor) (Loan is effective & operation)

2.Local Commercial Banks (Consoritum of 07 Banks led by M/s HBL) (Loan is effective & operation) 

3.M/s Credit Suisse Bank (Loan is effective & operation)

Commencement Date Main Civil Works(Dam & Powerhouse) commenced w.e.f June 23, 2017
Completion Date February, 2023
Financial Status Local (Rs. Million) FEC (Rs. Million) Total (Rs. Million)
Original PC-I Cost 267,545.700 218,547.500 486,093.200
PSDP Allocation Fy (2017-2018) 50,275.00 3,500.000 53,755.000
Environmental Initiatives



Preparatory Works

WAPDA has awarded 5 Nos. Contracts related to Relocation of KKH, Access Roads and 132 Transmission Line. Contractors for 03 Contracts (KKH-01, RAR-01 & TL-01) are mobilized at Project Site and carrying out construction activities. Contracts of KKH-02 & RAR-02 signed and commencement will be issued soon.

Bids of Project Colony & Dasu-RV Contracts opened on November 22, 2017. Evaluation of Bids by Consultants is in progress.

Resettlement Works

3 Nos. Contracts of Resettlement Sites have been awarded & signed with Chinese firms. Contractors will mobilize at Project site soon after finalization of Resettlement sites by affectees.

Main Civil Works

Main Civil Works Contracts awarded to M/s CGGC, China. Contract Agreement with M/s CGGC, China signed on March 08, 2017. Contractor has commenced their services and mobilized at Site w.e.f June 23, 2017. Construction activities on Access Roads to Diversion Tunnel Inlet (CR1 & CR2) and on Adit are in progress. Electro-Mechanical Works Pre-Qualification process has been completed. Bidding Documents issued to Prequalified Applicants on August 9, 2017. Bid submission & opening date extended upto January 10, 2018.

Land Acquisition

Land Acquisition is in progress. Out of 2029 acre priority areas land required for preparatory & main civil works, about 634 acre of land has been acquired to-date. Remaining land will be acquired by February 2018. An amount of Rs. 1,571.566 Million disbursed to Project affectees to-date.

Incharge of the Project:

Mr Javed Akhtar
General Manager / PD (Dasu HPP)
Head office: Office of GM/PD Dasu HPP, ACO Colony, near KKH, Dasu, District Kohistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Mobile: 0300-5829739
Contact: 0998-407007
Camp Office Lahore: O/o GM/PD Dasu HPP, 5th Floor, AL-Malik Plaza, Davis Road, Lahore
Contact: 042-99202676

In Pictures

Dasu Site View
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