TPPA of USD 2.4 Billion Signed by Pakistan with China for Hydro Power Project in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir

An agreement was signed between Government of Pakistan, Chinese Company- China Three Gorges Corporation (State-owned company of Chinese Government), and Government of Azad Kashmir (Part of Pakistan occupied Kashmir).

The agreement is a Tripartite Power Purchase Agreement (TPPA) for the construction of the 1124 MW Kohala Hydro Power Project. This project is located near the villages of Siran and Barsala in Muzaffarabad district of Pakistan Occupied Kashmir. This hydropower project is located on the river Jhelum.

The accord represents the largest power sector investment by an independent power producer (IPP) under Beijing’s multi-billion dollars’ worth China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), including the Gwadar Master Plan.

The estimated cost of the project is USD 2,364 million and is expected to be completed by 2026. This hydropower project will be constructed by subsidiary of China Three Gorges Corporation known to be Kohala Hydropower Company.

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