CPEC Projects Progress Update

CPEC Energy Projects

# Project Name Progress Update Pictures Details
1 2×660MW Coal-fired Power Plants at Port Qasim Karachi
  • Financial Closed (FC) achieved
  • Civil works on site started in May 2015
  • Jetty completed
  • Plant 2 months ahead of schedule
  • Energization in October 2017
  • Ist Unit Inagurated in November 2017
  • Second Unit Commercial Operation Date (COD) 25th April 2018
  • Project completed 67 days ahead of schedule
2×660MW Coal-fired Power Plants at Port Qasim Karachi view details
2 Suki Kinari Hydropower Station, Naran,Khyber Pukhtunkhwa
  • Financial Close achieved.
  • Land acquisition award announced on 17th Nov, 2016.
  • Construction work under way.
  • Commercial Operation Date (COD) 2020/2021.
Suki Kinari Hydropower Station, Naran,Khyber Pukhtunkhwa view details
3 Sahiwal 2x660MW Coal-fired Power Plant, Punjab
  • Financial Closed (FC) achieved on December  2015
  • Project Completed in 2017.
  • Project has been connected to National grid.
  • Current Status: Operational
Sahiwal 2x660MW Coal-fired Power Plant, Punjab	view details
4 Engro Thar Block II 2×330MW Coal fired Power Plant
TEL 1×330MW Mine Mouth Lignite Fired Power Project at Thar Block-II, Sindh, Pakistan
ThalNova 1×330MW Mine Mouth Lignite Fired Power Project at Thar Block-II, Sindh, Pakistan
  • Financial Closed (FC) achieved in April, 2016.
  • Construction work in progress.
  • Construction of Transmission line-contract awarded. Contractor mobilized
  • Commercial Operation Date (COD) June, 2019
Engro Thar Block II  2×330MW Coal fired Power Plant <br> TEL 1×330MW Mine Mouth Lignite Fired Power Project at Thar Block-II, Sindh, Pakistan <br>  ThalNova 1×330MW Mine Mouth Lignite Fired Power Project at Thar Block-II, Sindh, Pakistan view details
Surface mine in block II of Thar Coal field, 3.8 million tons/year
  • Financial close attained in April 2016. 
  • IA/EA signed.
  • Mining work in progress
  • 3.8 metric tons per annum (MTPA)
  • 8.1 MMT overburden removed and depth of 72 /185 meters achieved.
  • COD expected December,2018
Surface mine in block II of Thar Coal field, 3.8 million tons/year view details
5 Hydro China Dawood 50MW Wind Farm(Gharo, Thatta)
  • Financial Closed (FC) achieved on March 27, 2015.
  • Commercial Operation Date (COD) attained 5th April, 2017.
  • Current Status: Operational (5th April 2017)
Hydro China  Dawood 50MW Wind Farm(Gharo, Thatta) view details
6 300MW Imported Coal Based Power Project at Gwadar, Pakistan
  • PPIB issued LOI
  • Site finalized by CCCC
  • Section IV for land acquisition reprocessed by Deputy Commissioner for 200 acres
  • Environment report prepared by EMC consultant and submitted to EPA and GDA. GDA submitted comments on report to EPA. Need approval of Government of Balochistan.
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7 Quaid-e-Azam 1000MW Solar Park (Bahawalpur) Quaid-e-Azam
  • COD of 3 x 100 MW attained in August 2016.
Quaid-e-Azam 1000MW Solar Park (Bahawalpur) Quaid-e-Azam view details
8 UEP 100MW Wind Farm (Jhimpir, Thatta)
  • Financial Closed (FC) achieved on March 30, 2015.
  • Commercial Operation Date (COD) attained 16th June, 2017.
  • Current Status: Operational.
UEP 100MW Wind Farm (Jhimpir, Thatta) view details
9 Sachal 50MW Wind Farm (Jhimpir, Thatta)
  • Financial Closed (FC) achieved on December 18, 2015.
  • Commercial Operation Date (COD) attained 11 April, 2017.
  • Project Completed
  • Current Status: Operational (11 April 2017)
Sachal 50MW Wind Farm (Jhimpir, Thatta) view details
10 SSRL Thar Coal Block-I 6.8 mtpa &SEC Mine Mouth Power Plant(2×660MW)
  • Financial Close of Plant and Mine second quarter of  2017.
  • Mine Commercial production is expected by 2019.
  • Plant Expected Commercial Operation Date (COD) 2018/2019.
SSRL Thar Coal Block-I  6.8 mtpa &SEC Mine Mouth Power Plant(2×660MW) view details
11 Karot Hydropower Station
  • Land acquisition award done.
  • Financial Close achieved on 22nd February 2017.
  • Construction of access road/bridge, concrete batching plant, diversion tunnel and spillway,  etc. are in process.
  • Work initiated through equity – 25% civil works completed.
  • Commercial Operation Date (COD) 2020/2021.
Karot Hydropower Station view details
12 Three Gorges Second Wind Power Project
Three Gorges Third Wind Power Project
  • LOS issued  in August 2016.
  • EPA initialed on 30th Nov, 2016.
  • Construction activity already started from equity.
  • Financial Close March 2017.
  • COD September, 2018.
Three Gorges Second  Wind Power Project <br> Three Gorges  Third Wind Power Project view details
13 CPHGC 1,320MW Coal-fired Power Plant, Hub,Balochistan
  • IA/ Power Purchase Agreement Signed on 25th January 2017
  • LOS issued on 12th April 2016; 1st extension to LOS issued on 24th January 2017
  • Ground breaking ceremony held on 21 March 2017
  • Expected Commercial Operation Date (COD)  660 MW Dec 2018, 660 MW Aug 2019
CPHGC 1,320MW Coal-fired Power Plant, Hub,Balochistan view details
14 Matiari to Lahore ±660kV HVDC Transmission Line Project
  • Feasibility study completed.
  • Tariff determined by NEPRA.
  • TSA/IA initialed in December 2016.
  • Land acquisition for converter stations at Lahore and Matiari completed.
  • China Electric Power Equipment and Technology Company(CET) / State Grid nominated by Chinese side.
  • COD expected in 2018 / 2019.
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Matiari (Port Qasim) —Faisalabad Transmission Line Project
  • Feasibility study completed
  • Decision on tariff review petition announced by NEPRA
  • COD expected in 2018 / 2019
  • TSA/IA initialed during 6th JCC
  • China Electric Power Equipment and Technology Company(CET) / State Grid nominated by Chinese side
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15 Thar Mine Mouth Oracle Power Plant ( 1320MW) & surface mine
  • Feasibility stage tariff obtained for coal.
  • Shareholding agreement on new equity partners in process.
  • Under issuance of NTP/LOI.
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CPEC-Energy Actively Promoted Projects

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16 Kohala Hydel Project, AJK
  • Feasibility Study (stage-1) Tariff Announced by NEPRA.
  • Land Acquisition process started.
  • Environmental approval in process.
  • Financial close planned in Dec 2017.
  • Expected Commercial Operation Date (COD) 2023.
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17 Rahimyar khan imported fuel Power Plant 1320 MW
  • Project is listed as actively promoted project
  • LOI by GoP issued

 

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18 Cacho 50MW Wind Power Project view details
19 Western Energy (Pvt.) Ltd. 50MW Wind Power Project view details

CPEC-Potential Energy Projects

# Project Name Progress Update Pictures Details
20 Phandar Hydropower Station
  • ​Under review of experts from both sides
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21 Gilgit KIU Hydropower
  • ​Under review of experts from both sides
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CPEC Infrastructure Projects

# Project Name Progress Update Pictures Details
Road
1 KKH Phase II (Thakot -Havelian Section)
  • Work commenced in September, 2016.
  • Contractor mobilized.
  • To be completed by March 2020.
  • Havelian- Abbotabad-Mansehra (39 KM) section will be completed by May, 2018
KKH Phase II (Thakot -Havelian Section) view details
2 Peshawar-Karachi Motorway (Multan-Sukkur Section)
  • Construction works commenced in August, 2016.
  • Contractor mobilized.
  • 129 km Multan- Tranda M. Panah (Bahawalpur) section to be completed by Mid of 2018.
  • 125 km Sukkur- Sadiqabad section to be completed by Mid of 2018.
  • 04 out of 07 sections to be completed by Mid of  2018.
  • Completion planned in Auguest 2019.
Peshawar-Karachi Motorway (Multan-Sukkur Section) view details
3 Khuzdar-Basima Road N-30 (110 km)
  • Feasibility and PC-I completed
  • LOI forwarded to Chinese side
  • Procedural formalities to be completed shortly (ECNEC approved the projects in May 2017)
  • Frame Work Agreement shared with Chinese Side
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4 Upgradation of D.I.Khan (Yarik) - Zhob, N-50 Phase-I (210 km)
  • PC-I Approved by ECNEC on 12th April, 2017.
  • Land acquisition in Progress.
  • Frame work Agreement Forwarded to MOC.

 

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5 KKH Thakot-Raikot N35 remaining portion (136 Km)
  • Feasibility and PC-I completed
  • LOI forwarded to Chinese side
  • Procedural formalities to be completed shortly
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Rail Sector Projects
6 Expansion and reconstruction of existing Line ML-1
  • Feasibility completed
  • Project to be put on fast track
  • Framework agreement signed in May 2017
  • Project will be completed in 2 phases
  • Expected COD 2022
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7 Havelian Dry port (450 M. Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units)
  • Feasibility completed
  • Project to be put on fast track
  • Framework agreement signed in May 2017
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8 Capacity Development of Pakistan Railways
  • Focus groups be established for effective training and capacity enhancement
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CPEC Gwader Projects

# Project Name Progress Update Pictures Details
1 Gwadar East-Bay Expressway
  • Cost approved by ECNEC
  • Ground breaking held on 22nd Nov, 2017
  • Construction work underway
  • Completion planned in 2018

 

Gilgit KIU Hydropower view details
2 New Gwadar International Airport
  • Design and work plan agreed
  • Grant Agreement signed in May 2017
  • Construction work to start in 2018
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3 Construction of Breakwaters
  • Draft business plan has been received from Chinese (COPHCL), under review by MoP&S and GPA
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4 Dredging of berthing areas & channels
  • Draft business plan has been received from Chinese (COPHCL), under review by MoP&S and GPA
  • Draft MoU for joint Technical and Commercial Feasibility has also been Prepared and being vetted by concerned Ministries
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5 Development of Free Zone
  • Tax exemptions for port and Free Zone notified in Finance Bill 2016 
  • Ground breaking done by the Prime Minister
  • 100% private Investment inside Free Zone. To be operated by COPHCL
  • 1st phase completed and inagurated in January 2018
  • Significant progress and response from investors
  • Gwadar Free Zone investment guide line published
  • First Gwadar Expo was held in January 2018
  • A number of industries to start construction work in soon
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6 Necessary facilities of fresh water treatment, water supply and distribution
  • PC-I for 5 MGD RO plant for Gwadar cleared by CDWP
  • Phase-1, lying of pipelines from Swad Dam to Gwadar is near completion.
  • Desalination plant establishment on BOT is floated 
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7 Pak China Friendship Hospital
  • Grant  request  sent by EAD to MOFCOM
  • Feasibility study completed by Chinese team to add 100 beds from existing 50, for subsequent extension to 300 beds
  • LOE is signed in April 2018.
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8 Technical and Vocational Institute at Gwadar
  • Technical feasibility is conducted.
  • LOE is signed in April 2018
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9 Gwadar Smart Port City Master Plan

 

  • MoU signed in Nov 2015
  • LOE signed in August 2015
  • Chinese Fourth Harbour Design Institute has been nominated for Gwadar Smart City Plan
  • Contract Signed in May 2017
  • Completion planned in August 2018

 

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10 Bao Steel Park, petrochemicals, stainless steel and other industries in Gwadar
  • Necessary approval process would be completed at the earliest for inclusion as new CPEC Project under Gwadar JWG
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11 Development of Gwadar University (Social Sector Development)
  • Chinese side will identify a leading Chinese university for collaboration with University of Gwadar on marine & maritime related subjects along with other disciplines
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12 Gwadar Livelihood Project
  • Upgradation and development of fishing, boat making and maintenance services to protect and promote livelihoods of local population
  • COPHCL would take effective measures for social sector development 
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CPEC Others Projects

# Project Name Progress Update Pictures Details
1 Cross Border Optical Fiber Cable
  • Ground breaking cermony performed by the Prime Minister
  • Work commenced October 2015
  • Work on 450km/ 820km segment completed
  • Expected Completion Dec 2018
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2 Pilot Project of Digital Terrestrial Multimedia Broadcast (DTMB)
  • Project completed.
  • Demonstration project with Chinese side is being processed.
  • PC-1 of the Demonstration project approved by CDWP on 2nd May 2018.

 

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3 Early Warning System (EWS), Pakistan Meteorological Department
  • PC-I for CPEC is being revised in light of CDWP observations
  • Planning Division allocated EWS (unapproved project), Rs. 100.00 million for PSDP Projects 2017-18
  • EWS stands split between CPEC and World Bank 
  • Work is at advance stage with World Bank
  • The components don’t overlap
  • System will be integrated to draw maximum benefit
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CPEC Rail Based Mass Trasit Projects

# Project Name Progress Update Pictures Details
1 Karachi Circular Railway
  • JCC agreed in principal for inclusion of Mass Transit System as part of CPEC component.
  • Transport Working Group has been asked to work on the projects based further studies and consultation.
  • Feasibility of Karachi Circular Railways completed in May 2017.
  • Groundbreaking is expected in 2018.
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2 Greater Peshawar Region Mass Transit
  • JCC agreed in principal for inclusion of Mass Transit System as part of CPEC component.
  • Transport Working Group has been asked to work on the projects based further studies and consultation.
  • Feasibility of Greater Peshawar Region Mass Transit is under process.
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3 Quetta Mass Transit
  • JCC agreed in principle for inclusion of Rail Based Mass Transit Systems in Provincial headquarters as part of CPEC.
  • JWG on Transport Infrastructure has been asked to complete the necessary formalities.
  • Feasibility of  Quetta Mass Transit is under process.
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4 Orange Line - Lahore
  • Construction work is underway.
  • Orange line project will be complete in 2018.
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CPEC New Provincial Projects

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1 Keti Bunder Sea Port Development Project
  • Further studies and consultations to be initiated
  • Projects referred to concerned JWGs for consideration
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2 Naukundi-Mashkhel-Panjgur Road Project connecting with M-8 & N-85
  • Further studies and consultations to be initiated
  • Projects referred to concerned JWGs for consideration
  • Planning-PC-1 preparation is underwway
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3 Chitral CPEC link road from Gilgit, Shandor, Chitral to Chakdara
  • Further studies and consultations to be initiated
  • Projects referred to concerned JWGs for consideration
  • Planning-PC-1 preparation is underway
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4 Mirpur – Muzaffarabad - Mansehra Road Construction for connectivity with CPEC route
  • Further studies and consultations to be initiated
  • Projects referred to concerned JWGs for consideration
  • Approval of PC-1 in process
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5 Quetta Water Supply Scheme from Pat feeder Canal, Balochistan
  • Relevant Provincial Govts. to work out proposals on implementation of projects
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6 Iron Ore Mining, Processing & Steel Mills complex at Chiniot, Punjab
  • Relevant Provincial Govts. to work out proposals on implementation of projects
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CPEC Proposed Special Economic Zones(SEZs)

# Project Name Progress Update Pictures Details
1 Rashakai Economic Zone , M-1, Nowshera
  • Feasibility studies of SEZs is shared with Chinese side.
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2 China Special Economic Zone Dhabeji
  • Feasibility studies of SEZs is shared with Chinese side.
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3 Bostan Industrial Zone
  • Feasibility studies of SEZs is shared with Chinese side.
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4 Allama Iqbal Industrial City (M3), Faisalabad
  • Feasibility studies of SEZs is shared with Chinese side.
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5 ICT Model Industrial Zone, Islamabad
  • Feasibility studies of SEZs is shared with Chinese side.
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6 Development of Industrial Park on Pakistan Steel Mills Land at Port Qasim near Karachi
  • Feasibility studies of SEZs is shared with Chinese side.
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7 Special Economic Zone at Mirpur,AJK
  • Feasibility studies of SEZs is shared with Chinese side.
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8 Mohmand Marble City
  • Feasibility studies of SEZs is shared with Chinese side.
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9 Moqpondass SEZ Gilgit-Baltistan
  • Feasibility studies of SEZs is shared with Chinese side.
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CPEC Social Sector Development

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1 People to People exchanges
  • Efforts for intensification of People to People contact, media and cultural exchanges (including movies, drama, theatre etc.) would be done through agreed yearly programmes. Both sides resolved to promote Chinese and Pakistani culture and heritage as a way of long term partnership
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2 Transfer of Knowledge in different sectors
  • Experts from industrial zones, rural and urban development, job creation & SMEs, water resources management & treatment and agriculture.

  • Training workshops on industrial zone held from 11-18thOctober 2017. 

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3 Establishment of Pakistan Academy of Social Sciences
  • Efforts to being made for establishment of PASS with the Chinese Academy for Social Sciences. HEC has been made focal agency on Pakistan and consultative process has commenced. 
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4 Transfer of Knowledge in Education sector through Consortium of Business Schools
  • Consortium of Top Business Schools from Chinese and Pakistan Side established. HEC is leading the Project.
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