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FWO is undertaking civil works including weir 5 km long tunnels Surge Tank Vertical Shafts & Power house.
Project is expected to be completed by 2022..



Azad Pattan Hydropower Project - 800 MW

The Project site is located on the River Jhelum near the village of Muslimabad in district Sudhnoti, AJ&K, some 7 km upstream of the Azad Pattan bridge.

The site is about 90 km from Islamabad, capital city of Pakistan; connected with the rest of the Country through good road network with relatively easy access to the Site.

Azad Pattan HPP is one of five the projects within the River Jhelum cascade and the reservoir capacity and generation potential of each project is influenced by the water levels determined by the Cascade Study commissioned by the PPIB. The River Jhelum can be subjected to extreme flood events due to intense monsoon rainfall within the catchment area and the crest of the RCC dam substantially comprises spillway to discharge the possible maximum flood.



The Project comprise:

  • โ€ข RCC gravity dam;
  • โ€ข High capacity gated spillway incorporated into the dam crest;
  • โ€ข Low level outlets located within a central non-overflow section of the dam;
  • โ€ข Power generation facilities โ€“ underground powerhouse with associated intake structure, headrace tunnels, penstock and tailrace outfall;
  • โ€ข Surface buildings and infrastructure;
  • โ€ข River diversion facilities โ€“ two tunnels located on the right bank.

The energy estimation based on the established hydrology provides a high degree of assurance to the power purchaser as basis for the capacity payment.

Optimized plant capacity of 700.7 MW; based on 4 Francis turbine-generating units of 175.17MW each. The plant will generate some 3258 GWh electricity per annum at a plant factor of some 53.6% based on established hydrology in a run-of-river mode.
Kohala Hydel Project, AJK

Kohala Hydel Project, AJK

Primary Energy Input

Installed Capacity (MW)

Jhelum River near Muzaffarabad

Estimated Cost (US $ Million)

Executing Company / Sponsors
CTG/CWEI (China Three Gorges) / (CWE Investment Crop)

Independent Power Producer (IPP)

Coordinating Ministry
Ministry of Water and Power

Supervising Agency
Alternative Energy Development Board (AEDB)

Project Progress Update

  • Feasibility Study (stage-1) Tariff Announced by NEPRA
  • Land Acquisition process started
  • Environmental NOC issued by AJ&K EPA
    Financial close planned in Dec 2018
  • Expected Commercial Operation Date (COD) 2025

Establishment of 48 MW Jagran Hydropower Station (Phase-II) at District Neelum, AJK was also approved by ECNEC at (a 2nd revised cost) of Rs.11, 372.135 million.
Girls degree College , Rawalakot, Azad Kashmir.

All four concession agreements for Kohala Hydropower Project have been signed.

The four major concession agreements for Kohala Hydropower Project include the Power Purchase Agreement (PPA), the Pakistan Federal Government Implementation Agreement (GoP-IA), the AJ&K Government Implementation Agreement (AJ&K-IA) and the Water Use Agreement (WUA).

The successful signing of the agreements is an important milestone for the completion of the preliminary work of Kohala Hydropower Project, laying a good foundation for the next development and construction of the project.

The KHPP is one of the priority projects for energy cooperation in the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor. The installed capacity of the power station is 1124 MW and the designed annual power generation capacity is over 5.1 billion kilowatt-hours. After the completion of the project, it will significantly improve the power supply environment of AJ&K area and promote the social and economic development of Pakistan and AJ&K area.
ISLAMABAD: The Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) of the Cabinet has exempted Offshore Supply Contractors (OSCs) from taxes on strategic hydropower projects being developed in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJ&K) under the umbrella of China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), sources in PPIB told Business Recorder.

According to the PPIB, an attached organisation of Power Division which is providing one window facility to private power projects developers, China Three Gorges Corporation as main sponsor, is developing 1,124MW Kohala Hydropower Project (KHCL) in AJ&K while China Gezhouba Group Company Limited as main sponsor is developing 700.7MW Azad Pattan Hydropower Project (APPL) which is located in AJ&K and Punjab. Both projects are also part of CPEC initiative and are near to achieving the Financial Closing as per the deadlines specified in their respective LoS.

The sources said, both companies raised issue that at the time of promulgation of the Policy for Power Generation Projects 2002, execution of offshore supply contracts, submission of tariff petitions to Nepra and issuance of Letter of Support (LoS) by PPIB, there was no tax leviable on payments made to the OSC. However, the Finance Act, 2018 broadened the definition of Permanent Establishment (PE) that brought OSC within the ambit of tax where such contract is part of a cohesive business operation undertaken by its associated companies.

Further business income of a non-resident person was also classified as a Pakistan source income irrespective of whether or not the title of goods passed outside Pakistan, if the import is part of overall arrangement for the supply of goods, installation and construction which are undertaken or performed by the associates or its PE.

The Finance Act, 2019 added that in case any payment constitutes part of an overall arrangement of a cohesive business operation it shall be made after deduction of 2.1 percent Withholding Tax (WHT) as minimum tax on EPC Offshore Supply Contract, which was reduced to 1.4 percent through Finance Bill, 2020 but the tax so withheld is not "final" and "fixed".

The sources said PPIB's summary was presented to the ECC through Power Division on May 5, 2021.

The ECC discussed pros and cons of the proposal and approved it. However, the decision of the ECC will be implemented after the ratification of Federal Cabinet expected on May 18, 2021.

Copyright Business Recorder, 2021
KAROT New Bridge is being open for the public in Azad Kashmir Pakistan. Karot Power Co. has already constructed the energy project under CPEC in Pakistan.



Ashkot Hdyrel Power Plant HPP ... 300 MW

300 MW Ashkot HPP was developed as a raw site with a capacity of under 50 MW in compliance with AJ&K Power Policies, however, during conduct of feasibility study the site potential was optimized and a capacity of 300MW was determined.

With a capacity in excess of 50MW, the project was transferred by the GOAJK, to PPIB for further processing in July 2017. On 6 December 2017 the AJ&K Council gave its consent to PPIB for further processing and development of the 300MW Ashkot HPP.

In November 2018, the PPIB Board approved the project for further processing including issuance of Letter of Interest.
Inauguration Ceremony of 14.4 MW Jhing Hydro Power Project. Inaugurated by Honorable Prime Minister Raja Farooq Haider Khan, Azad Govt of the State of Jammu & Kashmir on 26th May 2021.
The Project was started in June 2016 under power Development Organization, AJK.




It's crazy that all this work is going on but 200 metre of the bridge over Mangla dam bet9Mirpur and Islamghar has not been completed.

If they could finish that and add stretches connecting Chakwari and Dadyal to Mirpur, the economy of the area could boom. People living in remote rural places could suddenly be only 30-45 mins away from a small city.
The Prime Minister of the State of Jammu and Kashmir Raja Muhammad Farooq Haider Khan inaugurated District Hospital Palandri ( Sadhnauti ) ,.




ECNEC approves roads to connect Gilgit Baltistan with KP, Azad Kashmir

In an apparent move to provide alternate routes to the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project, the federal government approved two inter-provincial connectivity road projects in Gilgit Baltistan (GB) to link the region with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) and Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK).

The executive committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC), which met here with the Federal Minister for Finance and Revenue Shaukat Tarin in the chair, approved the Gilgit-Shounter road project and Astore-Shounter (AJK) road projects at a cumulative cost of over Rs70 billion.

These regional connectivity roads would connect the strategically located northern part of the country with KP and AJK, ultimately linking it with the rest of the country.

According to details, Gilgit- Baltistan and AJK (Thallichi (GB) โ€“ Shounter (AJK)), widening and rehabilitation of Astore Valley Road, Package i-iv-103 km, package iv-vii-18km, and total length of 121km (package I to V& VII)) project was approved at the rationalised cost of Rs19.195 billion.

The project is being sponsored by the Ministry of Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit Baltistan which is expected to be completed in three years
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