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World Bank Vice President’s visit to Dasu Hydropower Project (DHPP)

World Bank Vice President’s visit to Dasu Hydropower Project (DHPP)


World Bank Mission's Visit for Monitoring Implementation Status Of The Project

World Bank Mission has visited the project site Dasu HPP, (WAPDA) Kohistan Upper, for the monitoring of implementation status of the project from November 7 to 15, 2023. The World Bank mission members were briefed about implementation progress of Environment Management Action Plan (EMAP), OHS and biodiversity at GM/PD office.


Stage 1 of concrete Starter Dam completed

June 21, 2023: In a major development towards implementation of Dasu Hydropower Project, Stage 1 of the concrete-Starter Dam has been completed upstream of Main Dam site.After the high flow season in October this year, the construction of the Starter Dam’s Stage 2 will be carried out. The Stage 2 is scheduled for completion during the coming low flow season.


A major milestone achieved- The mighty River indus has been diverted

The under construction Dasu Hydropower Project has achieved a major milestone as the mighty River Indus was successfully diverted following completion of one of the two diversion tunnels. Consequently, construction activities have been initiated on the starter dam, leading towards construction of the main dam of Dasu Hydropower Project.


Chairman WAPDA visit to Dasu Hydropower Project

Chairman WAPDA Lt Gen Sajjad Ghani (Retd) visited Dasu Hydropower Project, being constructed on River Indus. During the visit, the Chairman witnessed construction activities on various sites of the project. Member (Water) WAPDA and Commissioner Hazara Division accompanied him during the visit. Dasu project management and representatives of the consultants and the contractors were also present on the occasion.


Federal Minister for Water Resources & Chairman WAPDA visit To Dasu Hydropower Project.

Federal Minister for Water Resources, Mr. Syed Khurshid Shah along with Chairman WAPDA Mr. Naveed Asghar Choudhry visited Project site today to review the current progress. The Honorable guests was briefed by General Manager/PD Dasu HPP, Mr.Anwar Ul Haque about progress on each component of the Project.


Commencement of construction work on KKH-02

The commencement for construction of 2nd phase of relocated Karakoram Highway (KKH-02) held today. General Manager/PD Dasu HPP Mr.Anwar-ul-Haque has commenced the activity along with Deputy Commissioner Kohistan (Upper).


World Bank Mission visit to Dasu Hydropower Project

World Bank mission comprised of Social & Environmental experts visited Dasu Hydropower Project Site to review the progress.During their visit to site they were briefed by the concerned section on the progress achieved till date.


Prime Minister of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan visited Dasu HPP

Honorable Prime Minister, Mr.Imran Khan visited Dasu HPP site. Chairman WAPDA, Gen (R) Muzammal Hussain briefed the Honorable guest about different components of the Project.

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Dasu Hydropower Project

Dasu Hydropower Project is a run of river project on the Indus River located 7km upstream of Dasu Town, District Kohistan (Upper), Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The site is 74km downstream of proposed Diamer Basha Dam site and 345km from Islamabad. Project will generate 4320MW (12 Units @ 360 MW each) hydroelectric power with annual energy of 21445GWh and will be developed in two (02) Stages (Stage-I&II). Stage-I will generate 2160MW (06 Units @ 360MW each) with annual energy of 12,222GWh. Stage-I will be completed in five (05) years. The project is being financed by the World Bank.

Dasu Hydropower Project is one of the priority projects under the Power Policy 2013 and the Vision 2025 of Government of Pakistan.

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Payment Summary
(Rupees in Million)

Land Acquisition 21,532.962
Enhanced Self Managed Resettlement (ESMR) 5364.75
Temporary Relocation Payments 112.694
Project Allowances 7.412