On Indus River upstream of its confluence with Gilgit river, about 83 km from Gilgit and 610 km from Islamabad. (Gilgit-Baltistan)
Salient Features
  • Installed Capacity
7,100 MW bunji edit
  • Annual Energy
24,760 GWh
  • Objectives
To Generate Electricity

Execution by

Consultants -
Contractor -
Commencement Date -
Completion Date 9 years after commencement
Financial Status (Rs. Million) Local Foreign Total
Revised Approved PC-II Cost (26.05.2011) 2,057.811 33.595 2,091.406


  • Feasibility Study, Detailed Engineering Design, and preparation of Tender Documents completed by JV of Mott Mac Donald Ltd. (Lead Partner), Sogreah, SAS, Nippon Koei Co. Ltd., MM Pakistan (Pvt.) Ltd. & DMC on 30.09.2013.
  • Project Cost was updated to the rates of the year 2017 amounting to Rs. 1,529,292 Million (excluding Transmission Line) and will be submitted for approval of a competent forum after firming up financing for the project.
  • WAPDA requested MoW&P vide letter dated 01.04.2016 to approach the Economic Affairs Division (EAD) to explore the possibility of foreign funding for the Project.
  • Economic Affair Division (EAD) raised some queries on financing and status of land acquisition which were replied to vide letter dated 24.08.2016 through MoW&P.
  • Ministry of Water Resources vide letter dated 20.11.2017 apprised Wapda regarding the efforts made by EAD for arranging to finance the project. No donor (IDB, ADB, World Bank, ECO Coordination Countries, Paris Club Countries, JICA Japan, China Embassy/China Exim bank, or US Agency) has yet shown interest/commitment in financing.
  • The project cost was updated to the rates of the year 2017 amounting to Rs. 1,529,292 Million (excluding the transmission line).
In charge of the Project
Engr. Nazakat Hussain
General Manager (Hydro) Planning
Contact No. 0092-42-99202717




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