$2.4b Kohala Hydroelectric Power Project Approved Under CPEC

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    Under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), a tripartite agreement has been signed between China Three Gorges Corporation, Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) government and Private Power and Infrastructure Board (PPIB). Under this agreement 1124-megawatt, Kohala hydroelectric power project in AJK will be established.

    Once implemented, this project will provide clean and low-cost electricity to five billion units in AJK and Pakistan. This investment worth $2.4 billion will be the largest investment of its kind in the region.

    102-megawatt Gulput project, located at Pounch river in district Kotli, AJK has met its commercial operation date.

    For sustainable and reliable energy in the region, the government is committed to prioritizing renewable energy, hydroelectric power, and indigenous coal-based projects, Umar Ayub federal Minister for power revealed this on this occasion of 127th meeting of PPIB.

    It was informed during the meeting that a coal-based power generation at Thar will get extension after pandemic settles down.

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