KP govt to build 496 MW hydropower plant in Kohistan: energy department | Pakistan Today

KP govt to build 496 MW hydropower plant in Kohistan: energy department

PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) government will build a mega ‘Spat Gah’ hydropower project with the capacity of 496 MW in district Kohistan to provide inexpensive electricity to the industrial, domestic and agriculture consumers.

“The KP energy department has completed the feasibility study of the proposed project which, upon completion, would generate 496 MW affordable energy,” officials in KP energy department told APP on Monday.

The provincial government had already signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Korean Hydro Nuclear Power (KHNP) Company in Peshawar in this regard. The project would be constructed under the public-private partnership mode.

It merits mention here that the site of the project is located near Dasu in Kohistan district.

The MoU for initiating the project was signed by Secretary Energy and Power Muhammad Salim Khan and the chief executive of the Korean company KHNP on November 6 last year.

The project will be completed in five to six years besides generating gross revenue of Rs3 billion per year.



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