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
PSDP Allocation 2021-2022 1,960.000 - 1,960.000
  • 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.
  • Final Inception Report submitted by Harpo Consultants on 31.01.2020.
  • First Interim payment of consultants has been processed and onward submitted to project donors.
  • The Survey teams mobilized to site on 07.02.2021 and the topographic survey of Weir, Forebay, penstock area, power house, material dumping areas and drone survey of transmission line from Harpo HPP to Skardu including establishment of 35 No. Permanent Bench Marks throughout project area has been completed. The topographic maps for the completed portion have also been shared with Harpo Consultants on 18.05.2021 and 26.05.2021.
  • The 2nd Quarter 2020-21 demand as already submitted through Govt. of GB  has  also been resubmitted on 24.02.2021 for approaching Ministry of Water Resources for early release of same.
  • The Additional Geotechnical Subsurface Investigation Report after conducting proposed lab tests has been shared with Harpo Consultants on 08.03.2021.
  • The topographic survey of alternate routes of 132 kV transmission line within/vicinity of Skardu city as per recommendation of Harpo Consultants is in progress.
  • The Bathymetric survey of Indus River (03 No. river X-sections) has been shared with Harpo Consultants on 17.07.2021.
Incharge of the Project     
Mr. Altaf Qadir
Superintending Engineer/Project Director
Contact No. 05815-920315
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