Dasu Hydropower Project

The Project site is located about 7km upstream of the Dasu Bridge near Dasu town, in District Kohistan (Upper) of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) Province. It is a run of the river hydroelectric power project to be constructed on the Indus River by Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) under the Ministry of Water and Power, Government of Pakistan. The Project area is in a mountainous region and is accessible from Islamabad by Motorway/G.T Road and Karakorum Highway (KKH) via Abbottabad.

Salient Features

Dam Height 242m
Dam Type RCC Gravity Dam
Installed Capacity 4,320MW (Stage-I 2,160MW)
Annual Energy 21,485GWh
Objectives To Generate Electricity
Execution by WAPDA
Consultants DHC JV, M/s Nippon Koei (Japan) Lead Firm M/s Dolsar (Turkey) with local sub-consultants of M/s DMC, M/s NDC & M/s PES
Contractors M/s China Gezhouba Group Company (CGGC) (Main Works Contractor)
Construction Period 5 years (Stage-I) with Generation of 2,160 MW (12,220 GWh)
Commencement Date (Stage-I) June 2017
Completion Date (Stage-I) As per PC-I March 2020 / Expected February 2023
Financial Status (Rs. Million) Local Foreign Total
PC-I Stage-I Cost (28.03.2014) 267,545.800 218,547.500 486,093.300
PSDP Allocation 2018-2019 73,200.000 3,000.000 76,200.000