CPEC Projects Progress Update

# Project Name Progress Update Details
1 2×660MW Coal-fired Power Plants at Port Qasim Karachi
  • Financial Closed (FC) achieved.
  • Civil works on site started in May 2015.
  • Approximately 65% Power Plant and 70% Jetty completed
  • Energization in October 2017.
  • Expected Commercial Operation Date (COD) June 2018.
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2 Sahiwal 2x660MW Coal-fired Power Plant, Punjab
  • Financial Closed (FC) achieved.
  • Civil works on site 95% completed.
  • Planned energization in October 2017.
  • Commercial Operation Date (COD) 25 Dec, 2017.
  • However, project is 06 months ahead of schedule i.e energization in May 2017.
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3 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
  • Financial Closed (FC) achieved in April, 2016.
  • Team mobilized at site.
  • Construction work in progress.
  • Construction of Transmission line-contract awarded. Contractor mobilized
  • Commercial Operation Date (COD) June, 2019
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4 Surface mine in block II of Thar Coal field, 6.5 million tons/year
  • Financial Closed (FC) achieved.
  • IA/EA signed.
  • COD expected 2018/2019
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5 300MW Imported Coal Based Power Project at Gwadar, Pakistan
  • CCCC has registered with PPIB
  • It was agreed on the proposal of Chinese side to facilitate issuance of LoI by PPIB after submission of bank guarantee and agreements with the view to start work on the project by 31st March, 2017 at the latest
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6 CPHGC 1,320MW Coal-fired Power Plant, Hub,Balochistan
  • IA/EA Signed
  • Commercial Operation Date (COD) expected 2018/2019
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7 Rahimyar khan imported fuel Power Plant 1320 MW
  • Feasibility in process
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8 SSRL Thar Coal Block-I 7.8mtpa &SEC Mine Mouth Power Plant(2×660MW)
  • Expected Commercial Operation Date (COD) 2018 / 2019
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9 Quaid-e-Azam 1000MW Solar Park (Bahawalpur) Quaid-e-Azam
  • COD of 3 x 100 MW attained in August 2016.
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10 Hydro China Dawood 50MW Wind Farm(Gharo, Thatta)
  • Financial Close (FC) achieved
  • Construction started.
  • Testing in Progress.
  • Commercial Operation Date (COD) Jan, 2017.
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11 UEP 100MW Wind Farm (Jhimpir, Thatta)
  • Construction started.
  • Erection of 61 out of 66 turbines completed.
  • Sub-station under construction, to be completed by March, 2017.
  • Independent Engineer mobilized.
  • Commercial Operation Date (COD) Expectd June, 2017
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12 Sachal 50MW Wind Farm (Jhimpir, Thatta)
  • Financial Close (FC) achieved.
  • Construction in progress.
  • Commercial Operation Date (COD) June, 2017
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13 Suki Kinari Hydropower Station, Naran,Khyber Pukhtunkhwa
  • Financial Close achieved.
  • Land acquisition award announced on 17th Nov, 2016.
  • EPC Contractor mobilized to initiate construction activities.
  • Commercial Operation Date (COD) 2021/2022.
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14 Karot Hydropower Station
  • Land acquisition award done.
  • Financial Close (FC) 2017.
  • Construction in Progress.
  • Work initiated through equity – 25% civil works completed.
  • Commercial Operation Date (COD) 2020/2021.
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15 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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16 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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17 Kohala Hydel Project, AJK
  • Feasibility Study (stage-1) Tariff Announced by NEPRA.
  • Land Acquisition process started.
  • Environmental Impact Assessment study being updated.
  • EPC Contractor has been selected.
  • Financial close planned in Dec 2017.
  • Expected Commercial Operation Date (COD) 2023.
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18 Three Gorges Second Wind Power Project <br> 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 April 2017.
  • COD Sep, 2018.
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19 Thar Mine Mouth Oracle Power Plant ( 1320MW) & surface mine
  • Feasibility stage tariff obtained for coal.
  • Shareholding agreement on new equity partners in process.

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20 KKH Phase II (Thakot -Havelian Section)
  • Contractor mobilized. Work commenced in September, 2016. To be completed by March, 2020
  • Havelian- Abbotabad-Mansehra (40 KM) section will be completed by May, 2018
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21 Peshawar-Karachi Motorway (Multan-Sukkur Section)
  • Contractor mobilized
  • Construction works commenced in August, 2016
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22 Expansion and reconstruction of existing Line ML-1
  • Feasibility completed
  • Request for Chinese financing submitted on 29th Nov, 2016
  • Senior Officials to discuss and finalize modalities/terms of financing
  • Both side agreed to have extensive communication in the first fortnight of Jan, 2017 to reach consensus within three months
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23 Havelian Dry port (450 M. Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units)
  • Feasibility completed
  • Request for Chinese financing submitted on 29th Nov, 2016
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24 Gwadar East-Bay Expressway
  • Minutes of EAD-MOFCOM signed
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25 New Gwadar International Airport
  • Minutes of EAD-MOFCOM signed in August 2016
  • Grant request is being processed by Chinese Side
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26 Construction of Breakwaters
  • Draft business plan has been received from Chinese (COPHCL), under review by MoP&S and GPA 
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27 Dredging of berthing areas & channels
  • Draft business plan has been received from Chinese (COPHCL), under review by MoP&S and GPA
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28 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 completion date is December 2017
  • Significant progress and response from investors
  • Gwadar Free Zone investment guide line published
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29 Necessary facilities of fresh water treatment, water supply and distribution
  • PC-I for 5 MGD RO plant for Gwadar cleared by CDWP in Dec 2016
  • Draft Framework Agreement shared with Chinese side and likely to be signed soon
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30 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 expected to be signed in early 2017
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31 Technical and Vocational Institute at Gwadar
  • Chinese technical team expected to visit early this year to conduct feasibility study
  • MoU likely to be signed soon
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32 Cross Border Optical Fiber Cable
  • Ground breaking cermony performed by the Prime Minister
  • Work commenced October 2015
    Work on 220km/ 820km segment completed
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33 Pilot Project of Digital Terrestrial Multimedia Broadcast (DTMB)
  • Project completed at a cost of US$ 2 million
  • As confirmed by Mo I &B LoE on demonstration project with Chinese side is being processed

 

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34 Karachi Circular Railway
  • 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
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35 Greater Peshawar Region 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
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36 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
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37 Orange Line - Lahore view details
38 Keti Bunder Sea Port Development Project
  • Further studies and consultations to be initiated
  • Projects referred to concerned JWGs for consideration
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39 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
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40 Chitral CPEC link road from Gilgit, Shandor, Chitral to Chakdara
  • Further studies and consultations to be initiated
  • Projects referred to concerned JWGs for consideration
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41 Mirpur – Muzaffarabad - Mansehra Road Construction for connectivity with CPEC route
  • Further studies and consultations to be initiated
  • Projects referred to concerned JWGs for consideration
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42 Quetta Water Supply Scheme from Pat feeder Canal, Balochistan
  • Relevant Provincial Govts. to work out proposals on implementation of projects
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43 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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44 Rashakai Economic Zone on M-1
  • Work on SEZs to be initiated on priority
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45 Special Economic Zone Dhabeji
  • Work on SEZs to be initiated on priority
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46 Bostan Industrial Zone
  • Work on SEZs to be initiated on priority
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47 Punjab - China Economic Zone, M-2 District Sheikhupura
  • Work on SEZs to be initiated on priority
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48 ICT Model Industrial Zone, Islamabad
  • Work on SEZs to be initiated on priority
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49 Development of Industrial Park on Pakistan Steel Mills Land at Port Qasim near Karachi
  • Work on SEZs to be initiated on priority
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50 Bhimber Industrial Zone
  • Work on SEZs to be initiated on priority
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51 Mohmand Marble City
  • Work on SEZs to be initiated on priority
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52 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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53 Transfer of Knowledge in different sectors
  • Experts from Industrial zones, rural and urban development, job creation & SMEs, water resources management & treatment and  agriculture
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54 Gwadar Smart Port City Master Plan
  • LOE signed in August 2016
  • Name of one Consultant received by EAD. The case is being processed on fast track to ensure completion within twelve months
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55 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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56 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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57 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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58 Moqpondass SEZ Gilgit-Baltistan
  • Work on SEZs to be initiated on priority
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59 Khuzdar-Basima Road N-30 (110 km)
  • Procedural formalities to be completed shortly
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60 Upgradation of D.I.Khan - Zhob, N-50 Phase-I (210 km)
  • Procedural formalities to be completed shortly
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61 KKH Thakot-Raikot N35 remaining portion (136 Km)
  • Procedural formalities to be completed shortly
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62 Capacity Development of Pakistan Railways
  • Focus groups be established for effective training and capacity enhancement
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