Chinese Company to Build $2.7 Billion Kohala Hydropower Project in Pakistan

The contract to build Kohala Hydropower Project (KHPP) along Neelum-Jhelum river, has been awarded to China Three Gorges Corporation (CTGC).

The company is set to complete the 1,124 MW project over a period of six and a half years.

Being built with an estimated cost of $2.7 billion, KHPP is the largest hydropower project of Kohala Hydro Company.

The private sector is building the project under a build-own-operate-transfer (BOOT) model. It shall be transferred free of cost to the AJK government after 30 years.

The KHPP will not only cater to the power requirements of the region but will also create thousands of jobs and will stimulate the slow economy of Azad Jammu & Kashmir.

The authorities are relieved that the project is in good hands as CTGC – the parent company of KHCL – is a world leader in hydropower development. The company has the most advanced and scientific ecological concept in hydropower project design and development in compliance with international standards.

  • Why you don’t build KalaBagh dam and in stead destroying Azad Kashmir for your electricity? Use your own land for building dam and let us live. You have already diverted Neelum river and now going to divert Jehlam too. This has already effected Muzaffarabad environment and diverting another river will cause more damage. Use your own lands and destroy your own people so that you could understand how it effects us. I care for you my Pakistani brothers but your organizations are doing a bad bad job.

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