06 Nos. Micro-Seismic Stations have been
established in the project area.
- River bed drilling,
one bore hole about 51 meter deep had been completed at
U/S Coffer Dam Site during the March, 2011.Subsequently,
River bed drilling, 2nd, 3rd and 4th bore holes about
105 meter, 85 meter deep respectively
have been completed at Main Dam Axis-5 (25 meter from
Left & Right Banks and Plunge Pool) during January
to April, 2012. All River Bed Drilling (4 Nos.
Boreholes) proposed by Dasu Hydropower Consultants has been
completed. After completion of work, team of Drilling &
Grouting Section, Tarbela Dam Project has
- Borehole PW-03
Khoshe Fault, 198 meter has been completed in the month
of July, 2012 by Hi-Tech Engineering Company,
- Topographic Survey
work for relocation of KKH has been completed in the
month of August, 2012 by AI-Hasnain
- Steering Committee
of WCAP has approved US$ 8.0 million on October, 2011
for Detailed Engineering Design
Documents & Tendering of Dasu HPP.
The Consultancy Contract Agreement for preparation and
Implementation of Dasu Hydropower Project has been signed on September 19, 2011 between Dasu Hydropower
Consultant and WAPDA.
Hydropower Consultant (DHC) was mobilized and commenced
their services from September 19, 2011.
- Kick of
meeting with Dasu Hydropower Consultant (DHC)
was held on September 24, 2011 in the office of Project Director Dasu HPP.
- World Bank Mission
headed by Mr. Masood Ahmad, Team Leader visited Pakistan
from 06 to 18, 2012 to
undertake Preparation Mission for proposed Dasu
Hydropower Project. In this regard Mission has several high
level meetings with WAPDA, NTDC, DHC and international
Panel of Experts. World Bank Mission also visited Dasu
Hydropower project site area on May 10 & 11,2012.Independent Review Consultants, Mr. Koopman and
Mr. Muhammad Omar Khalid, Environmental Specialists also
visited Pakistan as well as Dasu Hydropower
project site area alongwith world Bank Mission.
- International panel
experts (IPoEs) comprising Mr. Brain Forbes, Dams & RCC
Specialist, Mr. Laurie Richard, Rock Engineer, Mr.
John Gummer, Hydro-Mechanical & Electrical Equipments
Specialist and Mr. SHI Guoquing, Social & Resettlement
Expert (Safeguard Panel of Expert) visited Pakistan from
May13 to 19,2012 to
review the work which is being carried out by DHC. IPoEs
except Mr. John Gummer, Hydro-Mechanical &
Electrical Equipments Specialist also visited Dasu
Hydropower project site area on May 16, 2012. IPoEs submitted
final report at the conclusion of their visit.
- PD (Dasu) Field
Office has been established at Dasu Town District
Kohistan since November 2011.
- Inception Report of
Dasu Hydropower Project was received from DHC on
November 29, 2011. WAPDA comments were conveyed to DHC.
Report was presented to Member (Water).
- Basic Design
Report of Dasu Hydropower project was received from DHC
during April, 2012.
- Draft Design Report
and Tender Documents for KKH Bypass have been received
from DHC for review.
Hydropower Consultants (DHS) has submitted the Draft
Detailed Engineering Reports (12 Nos.) All Draft Reports
have been submitted to the World Bank, Technical Panel
of Experts and concerned quarter in WAPDA for their
review and comments. Final Detailed Engineering Design
Reports will be submitted by March, 2013.
- DHC has also
submitted Draft Environmental Management Action Plan (8
Vol.) & Social & Resettlement Management Plan (15 Vol.).
The comments received from Safeguard Panel of Experts.
Independent Review Consultants and concerned quarters of
WAPDA including this office are being incorporated and
final reports will be submitted by the end of February,
- Draft Biding and
Prequalification Documents for Relocation of KKH Bypass from RD 0+000 to 15+575,
Right Bank Access Road (from Komila to Dasu Dam site)
and Hydraulic Steel Structures (Contract Dasu
HS-01) have been received from DHC for review by WAPDA.
- Draft Detailed
Design Report of Colony & Infrastructure, Structural,
Architectural, Electrification, Water Supply,Sewerage.
Internal Roads Drawings have been received from DHC for
review by WAPDA.
- Project Concept
Clearance for Foreign Assistance Proforma has been
submitted to Ministry of Water & Power for approval from
- PC-I (Part-1) for
Acquisition of Land, Resettlement and Pre-Construction
Activities has been submitted to Ministry of Water &
Power for further processing.
World Bank Mission headed by Mr. Masood Ahmed, Team
Leader comprising Mr. John Henry Stein, Director,
Sustainable Development , Mr. Chaohua Zhang, Lead Social
Development, Mr. Alessandro Palmeiri, Lead Dam
Specialist, Mr. Leiping Wang, Lead Energy Specialist,
Mr. Jum Matsumoto, Senior Water Specialist, Mr. Javed
Afzal, Senior Environment Specialist, Mr. Muhammad Saqib,
Senior Energy Specialist, and International Panel of
Experts (IPoEs) comprising Mr. Brian Forbes, RCC & Dam
Experts, Mr. Laurie Richards, Rock Mechanics & Cavern
Specialist, Mr. John Gummer, Electro-Mechanical Experts,
Mr. Erik Helland-Hansen, International Safeguard Expert
(Environment) have visited Pakistan from
February 03 to 11, 2013. However Mr. Shi Gouqing,
Internatioanl Safeguard Expert (Environment & Social)
visited Pakistan from January 29 to February 05,2013.
During their visit aforementioned World Bank and
International Panel of Experts had meeting with WAPDA,
NTDC and DHC.
- Extensive meeting
were held between Mr. Shi Gouqing, International
Safeguard Expert (Social & Resettlement), Mr. Chaohua
Zhang, Lead Social Development (World Bank), Mr. Khalid
Ommar, Independent Review Consultant (Social &
Environment) WAPDA Environment Cell (WEC) and Dasu HPP
Office, WAPDA Social & Environment Team from January 30, 2013 to February 02,2013 at DHC office.
During the meeting, Dr. Muhammad Zaman, Team Leader,
Social & Resettlement (DHC) briefed each Volume of
Social & Resettlement Management Plan (SRMP) and replies
to observations/comments received from WEC, Land
Acquisition & Resettlement (LA&R, WAPDA), Independent
Review Consultants and World Bank. Lengthy delineation
sessions were also to finalized the Draft SRMP and EMAP
- World Bank Mission headed by Mr. Masood Ahmed, Team
Leader, International Panel of Experts, DHC and General
Manager (Hydro) Planning, Chief Engineer/ Project
Director, Dasu Hydropower Project with his staff had a
meeting on February 04, 2013 at Park Plaza Hotel, Lahore.
During the meeting, Project Manager DHC, Dr. Muhammad
Zaman, Team Leder Social & Resettlement (DHC), Mr.
Venkate Nukala, International Environment Specialist (DHC)
gave detailed prostrations on Technical aspects, Social
& Environment aspects respectively. After the
presentations, a lengthy delineation session was held by
making Technical, Social and Environment groups.
- A meeting was held
on February 05, 2013 at DHC office. The meeting was
attended by Chief Engineer/Project Director Dasu HPP
alongwith Dy. Directors, Technical and Environment, Mr.
Shi Gouqing, International Safeguard Expert (Social &
Resettlement), Mr. Chaohua Zhang, Lead Social
Development (World Bank), Mr Javed Afzal, Environment
Specialist World Bank, Dr. Muhammad Zaman, Team Leader
Social & Resettlement (DHC) & Mr. Venkata Nukala,
International Environment Specialist (DHC) and their
teams. During the meeting, observations/comments by Mr.
Shi Guoqing, Mr. Chaohua Zhand and Mr. Javed Afzal on
SRMP Volume-2 (Socio-Economic Baseline & Impact
Assessment), Volume-5 (Resettlement Framework), Volume-6
Resettlement Action Plan) and Volume-14 (Cost &
Budgetary Plan) and EMAP Volume-2 (Environment Impact
Assessment) were discussed in detail. Chief Engineer/PD
Dasu HPP directed the DHC to incorporate all
comments/observations received from all quarters to
finalize the SRMP and EMAP documents.
- World Bank Mission
comprising Mr. Alessandro Palmieri, Lead Dam Specialist,
Mr. Leiping Wang, Lead Energy Specialist, International
Panel of Experts comprising Mr. Brian Forbes, RCC & Dam
Expert, Mr. Laurie Richards, Rock Mechanics & Cavern
Specialist, Mr. Erik Helland-Hansen, International
Safeguard Expert (Environment) alongwith DHC team led by
Project Manager, DHC and WAPDA Dasu HPP team visited
Dasu Hydropower Project site area from February 05 to
07, 2013. The World Bank Mission & IPoES visited Dam
site, Adits (AD-01/AD-03 and Adit-5), also inspected the
cores at core box storage area. They also witnessed the
Direct Shear Test which was conducted in Adit AD-5. Mr.
John Gummer, International Electro-Mechanical Expert
stayed in Lahore and he had extensive on Electro
Mechanical with DHC in their office.
- A meeting between
World Bank Mission led by Mr. Masood Ahmed, Team Leader,
International Panel of Experts, WAPDA & NTDC high ranked
officials was held on February 80, 2013 in Committee
Room No.714 Wapda House, Lahore. The meeting was chaired
by Member (Water) WAPDA. During the meeting, Project
Manager DHC, Dr. Muhammad Zaman, Team Leader Social &
Resettlement (DHC), Mr. Venkata Nukala, International
Environment Specialist (DHC) gave detailed presentations
on Technical aspects, Social & Environment aspects
respectively. After the meeting a detailed discussion
was held on draft Detailed Engineering Design Report
prepared by DHC.
- Wrap-up Meeting
with World Bank Mission led by Mr. Masood Ahmed, Team
Leader, International Panel of Experts, WAPDA high
ranked officials was held on February 11, 2013 in
Committee Room No.714 Wapda House, Lahore. The meeting
was chaired by Chairman, WAPDA. Mr. Brian Forbes, RCC &
Dam Expert, Mr. Laurie Richards, Rock Mechanics & Cavern
Specialist, Mr. John Gummer, Electro-Mechanical Expert
and Mr. Erik Helland-Hansen gave presentations. IPoES
showed their confidence on Draft Detailed Engineering
Design Report. After the presentations detailed
discussion was held. Mr. Masood Ahmed, Team Leader,
World Bank Mission concluded that Dasu Hydropower
Project is now ready for implementation stage. HE showed
strong indication that World Bank can provide US$ 700
Million to 1,000 Million as upfront cost which can be
utilized for compensation, Resettlement and
- IPoES submitted
their final reports after conclusion of visits. The
reports were sent to DHC for their review and to
incorporate in the final Detailed Engineering Design
- Chief Engineer/PD
Dasu HPP alongwith his team had a meeting with DHC on
February 14, 2013 at DHC office. During the meeting,
comments/observations by IPoES and future targets were
discussed in detail with DHC team bed by Project
Manager, DHC, Chief Engineer/PD Dasu HPP emphasized that
bidding documents of all proposed packages should be
completed accordingly. However, priority should be given
to those packages which come under pre-construction
activities such as Relocation of KKH, proposed Right
Bank Access Road from Komila to dam site and
Construction of Colony.
- As pre instruction
of Chairman WAPDA, DHC team led by their Project Manager
and Electro-Mechanical Section of Dasu HPP visited Ghazi
Barotha and Tarbela Power Houses from February 24 to 26,
2013. The purpose of visit was to collect trhe
information/requirements of existing system of Power
Houses so that same could be followed in the proposed
Power House of Dasu HPP.
Contractors for Additional Field investigations have
commenced their works at Dasu HPP site. The detail of
progress is as under:
during the month
Engg. Co. Islamabad.
BW-01 (Power House = 350 Meter.
BW-02 (Waterway Alignment) = 300 Meter.
BS-01 Switchyard Area = 25 M
BS-02 Switchyard Area = 50 M
of work, yet to be started.
Adits for Powerhouse on Left Bank of Indus River
Engg. Co. Islamabad.
of Main Dam on Right Bank of Indus River
Sarwar & Co.
(Pvt.) Ltd. Islamabad.
completed at 100 m and preparation of test
chambers is in progress.
Adits for Main Dam on Right Bank & Left Bank of
Sarwar & Co.
(Pvt.) Ltd. Islamabad.
Adit (AD-05) for Main Dam on left Bank = 100
completed at 70 m and preparation of test
chambers is in progress.
Adit (AD-06) for Main Dam on Right Bank = 100
completed at 80 m and preparation of test
chambers is in progress.
Social & Environmental field survey teams of DHC have
completed affected area of Dasu Hydropower Project.
Comments received from IPOE have been incorporated by
DHC in final Detailed Engineering Design Report
including SRMP & EMAP Reports. Final Detailed
Engineering Design including SRMP & EMAP shall be
submitted by end of March 2013.
- PC-I (for
main project) has been submitted by DHC and it is
reviewed by WAPDA.
Engineer / PD Dasu HPP has visited Islamabad and
delivered a presentation on Dasu HPP regarding project
Concept Clearance Proforma to planning commission.
Detailed Engineering Design Reports including
Environmental and Social Reports are almost complete and
will be submitted by end of April 2013.