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.
  • Expected Commercial Operation Date (COD) June 2018.
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.
  • EPC Contractor mobilized to initiate construction activities.
  • Commercial Operation Date (COD) 2021/2022.
Suki Kinari Hydropower Station, Naran,Khyber Pukhtunkhwa view details
3 Sahiwal 2x660MW Coal-fired Power Plant, Punjab
  • Financial Closed (FC) achieved.
  • Inauguration of first unit (1x660 MW) by the Prime Minister of Pakistan on 25th May 2017.
  • Second unit synchronized with system and complex is successfully contributing more than 1000 MW continuously.
  • COD attained 6 months ahead of schedule.
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.
  • Team mobilized at site.
  • 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, 6.5 million tons/year
  • Financial Closed (FC) achieved.
  • IA/EA signed.
  • 3.8 metric tons per annum (MTPA)
  • 76 m depth achieved
  • COD expected 2018/2019
Surface mine in block II of Thar Coal field, 6.5 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.
Hydro China  Dawood 50MW Wind Farm(Gharo, Thatta) view details
6 300MW Imported Coal Based Power Project at Gwadar, Pakistan
  • LOI has been issued to the Company on 26th May 2017.
  • CCCC to complete feasibility study for applying cost plus tariff.
  • Submission of tariff application to NEPRA by 12th  July 2017.
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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.
  • Current Status: Operational.
Sachal 50MW Wind Farm (Jhimpir, Thatta) view details
10 SSRL Thar Coal Block-I 7.8mtpa &SEC Mine Mouth Power Plant(2×660MW)
  • Expected Commercial Operation Date (COD) 2018 / 2019
SSRL Thar Coal Block-I 7.8mtpa &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 signed on 25th January 2017
  • LOS issued on 12th April 2016; 1st extension to LOS issued on 24th January 2017

 

  • Commercial Operation Date (COD) expected 2018/2019
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
  • Project is registered with PPIB
  • The Sponsors are yet to submit a complete proposal to PPIB
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CPEC-Energy Actively Promoted Projects

# Project Name Progress Update Pictures Details
16 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.
  • Transmission/interconnection study has been approved by NTDC.
  • Expected Commercial Operation Date (COD) 2023.
Kohala Hydel Project, AJK view details
17 Rahimyar khan imported fuel Power Plant 1320 MW
  • Feasibility in process
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CPEC Infrastructure Projects

# Project Name Progress Update Pictures Details
Road
1 KKH Phase II (Thakot -Havelian Section)
  • Contractor mobilized.
  • Work commenced in September, 2016.
  • To be completed by December 2019.
  • Havelian- Abbotabad-Mansehra (39 KM) section will be completed by April, 2018
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2 Peshawar-Karachi Motorway (Multan-Sukkur Section)
  • Contractor mobilized.
  • Construction works commenced in August, 2016.
  • 129 km Multan- Tranda M. Panah (Bahawalpur) section to be completed by April,2018.
  • 125 km Sukkur- Sadiqabad section to be completed by April, 2018.
  • 04 out of 07 sections to be completed by April, 2018.
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3 Khuzdar-Basima Road N-30 (110 km)
  • Procedural formalities to be completed shortly
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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 Forward to MOC.

 

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5 KKH Thakot-Raikot N35 remaining portion (136 Km)
  • Procedural formalities to be completed shortly
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Rail Sector Projects
6 Expansion and reconstruction of existing Line ML-1
  • Feasibility completed.
  • Framework Agreement signed.
  • Project to be put on fast track.
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7 Havelian Dry port (450 M. Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units)
  • Feasibility completed
  • Request for Chinese financing submitted on 29th Nov, 2016
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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
  • Minutes of EAD-MOFCOM signed
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2 New Gwadar International Airport
  • Minutes of EAD-MOFCOM signed in August 2016
  • Grant request is being processed by Chinese Side
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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
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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 completion date is December 2017
  • Significant progress and response from investors
  • Gwadar Free Zone investment guide line published
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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 in Dec 2016
  • Draft Framework Agreement shared with Chinese side and likely to be signed soon
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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 expected to be signed in 2017
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8 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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9 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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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 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 2017
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2 Pilot Project of Digital Terrestrial Multimedia Broadcast (DTMB)
  • Project completed.
  • Demonstration project with Chinese side is being processed.

 

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CPEC Rail Based Mass Trasit Projects

# Project Name Progress Update Pictures Details
1 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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2 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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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
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4 Orange Line - Lahore
  • Construction work underway
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CPEC New Provincial Projects

# Project Name Progress Update Pictures Details
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
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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
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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
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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
  • Work on SEZs to be initiated on priority
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2 China Special Economic Zone Dhabeji
  • Work on SEZs to be initiated on priority
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3 Bostan Industrial Zone
  • Work on SEZs to be initiated on priority
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4 Punjab - China Economic Zone, M-2 District Sheikhupura
  • Work on SEZs to be initiated on priority
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5 ICT Model Industrial Zone, Islamabad
  • Work on SEZs to be initiated on priority
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6 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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7 Bhimber Industrial Zone
  • Work on SEZs to be initiated on priority
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8 Mohmand Marble City
  • Work on SEZs to be initiated on priority
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9 Moqpondass SEZ Gilgit-Baltistan
  • Work on SEZs to be initiated on priority
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CPEC Social Sector Development

# Project Name Progress Update Pictures Details
1 People to People exchanges
  • Efforts are being made 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 have resolved to promote Chinese and Pakistani culture and heritage as a way of long term partnership which is embedded at all levels in the two societies.
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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
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