Suki Kinari Hydro Power Project to go operational by December 2022: Asim Bajwa

Lt Gen (Retd) Asim Saleem Bajwa, Chairman, China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) Authority tweeted the other day that the authority had completed about 60 percent work at the Suki Kinari Hydro Power Project in Kaghan.

He announced that China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) Authority would make the Suki Kinari Hydro Power Project operational by December 2022.

In a tweet, Bajwa said that 60 percent work of the Suki Kinari Hydro Power Project had been completed. Bajwa’s tweet came after he attended the Secondary River Closure ceremony of the 884MW hydropower project. On Friday, the Suki Kinari (SK) Hydropower Project in the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province achieved the second-stage river closure, entering a new phase of its dam construction. Suki Kinari Hydropower Project is the largest independent hydropower producer in Pakistan, expected to generate 3,081 GWh million units per year, the Chinese embassy in Pakistan said. The project is expected to increase power generation capacity by more than five percent. The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government will earn approximately Pakistani 1.5 billion rupees per year water use in the form of royalty. The embassy said Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province will receive additional 113MW electricity in its share after completion. Suki Kinari, a run-of-the-river largest private sector hydropower project located on Kunhar River in the Kaghan Valley of District Mansehra, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

In a tweet, Bajwa said that 60 percent work of the Suki Kinari Hydro Power Project had been completed. Bajwa’s tweet came after he attended the Secondary River Closure ceremony of the 884MW hydropower project. On Friday, the Suki Kinari (SK) Hydropower Project in the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province achieved the second-stage river closure, entering a new phase of its dam construction. Suki Kinari Hydropower Project is the largest independent hydropower producer in Pakistan, expected to generate 3,081 GWh million units per year, the Chinese embassy in Pakistan said. The project is expected to increase power generation capacity by more than five percent. The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government will earn approximately Pakistani 1.5 billion rupees per year water use in the form of royalty. The embassy said Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province will receive additional 113MW electricity in its share after completion. Suki Kinari, a run-of-the-river largest private sector hydropower project located on Kunhar River in the Kaghan Valley of District Mansehra, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Sharing more details in his tweet after attending the Secondary River Closure ceremony of the 884 MW Suki Kinari Hydro Power Project, he wrote that the location of the project was at River Kunhar, Kaghan and the total cost of the project was US$2 billion.

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