CPEC Projects Progress Update

Energy Projects Under CPEC

# Project Name Progress Update Pictures Details
Completed Projects
1 1320MW Sahiwal Coal-fired Power Plant
  • Project Completed on 28th October 2017.
  • Current Status: Operational.
1320MW Sahiwal Coal-fired Power Plant view details
2 1320MW Coal-fired Power Plant at Port Qasim Karachi
  • Project completed on 25th April 2018.
  • Current Status: Operational
1320MW Coal-fired Power Plant at Port Qasim Karachi view details
3 1320MW China Hub Coal Power Project, Hub Balochistan
  • Project completed on 14th Aug 2019.
  • Current Status: Operational
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1320MW China Hub Coal Power Project, Hub Balochistan view details
4 660MW Engro Thar Coal Power Project
  • Project completed on 10th July 2019.
  • Current Status: Operational
660MW Engro Thar Coal Power Project view details
5 1000MW Quaid-e-Azam Solar Park (Bahawalpur)
• 400 MW project completed in August 2016.
600MW under Implementation.
1000MW Quaid-e-Azam Solar Park (Bahawalpur) view details
6 50 MW Hydro China Dawood Wind Farm, Gharo, Thatta
  • Project completed on 5th April 2017.
  • Current Status: Operational.
50 MW Hydro China Dawood Wind Farm, Gharo, Thatta view details
7 100MW UEP Wind Farm, Jhimpir, Thatta
  • Project completed on16th June 2017.
  • Current Status: Operational
100MW UEP Wind Farm, Jhimpir, Thatta view details
8 50MW Sachal Wind Farm ,Jhimpir, Thatta
  • Project completed on 11 April 2017.
  • Current Status: Operational 
50MW Sachal Wind Farm ,Jhimpir, Thatta view details
9 100MW Three Gorges Second and Third Wind Power Project

 

  • Second Wind Farm completed on 30th June 2018.
  • Third Wind Farm completed on 9th July 2018.
  • Current Status: Operational

 

100MW Three Gorges Second and Third Wind Power Project view details
10 Matiari to Lahore ±660 KV HVDC Transmission Line Project
  • Project completed on 1st September 2021.
  • Current Status: Operational.
Matiari to Lahore ±660 KV HVDC Transmission Line Project view details
Under Construction Projects
11 1320 SSRL Thar Coal Block-I 7.8 mtpa & Power Plant (2×660MW) (Shanghai Electric)
  • Mine Financial Close (FC) achieved on 30th Dec 2019.
  • Power Plant Financial Close (FC) under process.
  • 66% work Completed.
  • GoS-WUA signed on 25th February 2021.
1320 SSRL Thar Coal Block-I 7.8 mtpa & Power Plant (2×660MW) (Shanghai Electric) view details
12 330MW HUBCO Thar Coal Power Project (Thar Energy)
  • Financial Close (FC) achieved on 30th Jan 2020.
  • 73% work completed.
330MW HUBCO Thar Coal Power Project (Thar Energy) view details
13 330MW HUBCO ThalNova Thar Coal Power Project
  • Financial Close (FC) achieved on 30th September 2020.
  • 51% work completed.
330MW HUBCO ThalNova Thar Coal Power Project view details
14 884MW Suki Kinari Hydropower Project, KP
  • Financial Close (FC) achieved in Feb 2017
  • 70% work completed.
884MW Suki Kinari Hydropower Project, KP view details
15 720MW Karot Hydropower Project, AJK/Punjab
  • Financial Close (FC) achieved in March 2017.
  • 90% work completed.
  • Expected completion in April 2022.
720MW Karot Hydropower Project, AJK/Punjab view details
16 300MW Coal-Fired Power Project at Gwadar
  • Tariff determined in Sep 2019.
  • Land acquired in Feb 2020.
  • GoP-IA and PPA signed on 8th April 2021.
  • Financial Close (FC) under process.
300MW Coal-Fired Power Project at Gwadar view details
In-Pipeline Projects
17 1124MW Kohala Hydropower Project, AJK
  • Land Acquisition process started.
  • TPA, TPPA and GoP-IA signed on 25th June 2020.
  • GoAJK-IA and GoAJK-WUA signed in April 2021.
  • Financial Close (FC) under progress.
1124MW Kohala Hydropower Project, AJK view details
18 700.7MW Azad Pattan Hydropower Project, AJK/Punjab
  • Land Acquisition process started.
  • TPPA, GoP-IA, and GoPb-WUA Signed in July 2020.
  • GoAJK-IA and GoAJK-WUA signed in December 2020.
  • Financial Close (FC) under progress.
700.7MW Azad Pattan Hydropower Project, AJK/Punjab view details
19 1320 MW Thar Mine Mouth Oracle Power Plant & surface mine
  • LoI stage
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20 50MW Cacho Wind Power Project
  • LOI Stage
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21 50MW Western Energy (Pvt.) Ltd. Wind Power Project
  • LOI stage

 

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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
  • Hawalian-Menshera Section Inagurated by Prime Minister on 18th November 2019
  • Project substantially completed by March 2020

 

KKH Phase II (Thakot -Havelian Section) view details
2 Peshawar-Karachi Motorway (Multan-Sukkur Section)
  • Construction works commenced in August, 2016
  • Project Completed and inagurated on 05 November 2019
Peshawar-Karachi Motorway (Multan-Sukkur Section) view details
3 Khuzdar-Basima Road N-30 (110 km)
  • Feasibility and PC-I completed
  • PC-I has been approved by ECNEC on 12-04-2017
  • The project Basima Khuzdar has been taken up through PSDP 
  • Physical work under progress
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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.
  • Accorded highest priority in 9th JCC

 

Upgradation of D.I.Khan (Yarik) - Zhob, N-50 Phase-I (210 km) view details
5 KKH Thakot-Raikot N35 remaining portion (136 Km)
  • Feasibility study for re-alignment is under process
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Rail Sector Projects
6 Expansion and reconstruction of existing Line ML-1
  • Feasibility completed
  • ML-1 Project declared ‘Strategic’ by 6th JCC in Beijing
  • Framework Agreement on ML-1 signed on 15th May 2017 during PM Visit to China
  • Commercial Contract for Preliminary Design signed on 15th May, 2017
  • Project will be completed in 3 phases
  • PC-1 has been submited to MoPD&SI in October 2019​
  • A financing committee has been notified under the Chairmanship of Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission to laision with Chinese to finalize the concessional financing agreement
  • PC-1 of ML-1 project approved by CDWP on 6th June 2020
  • ECNEC approved the project on 5th August 2020
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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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Gwadar Projects Under CPEC

# Project Name Progress Update Pictures Details
Completed Projects
1 Development of Port and Free Zone
  • Tax exemptions for port and Free Zone notified in Finance Act 2020
  • 1st phase (60 acres) completed
  • 46 enterprises have been registered for investment in Free Zone.
  • 03 companies started production
  • First imports cum exports cargo by M/s HKSUN received in Gwadar free zone on 7th April 2021.

 

Development of Port and Free Zone view details
2 Gwadar Smart Port City Master Plan
  • Completed and approved by the governing body of GDA & ratify by the JCC in its 9th meeting held on 5th November 2019.
  • Micro-Land use planning and Governance Model is under process with Gwadar Development Authority.
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3 Pak-China Technical and Vocational Institute at Gwadar
  • Groundbreaking held on 16th December 2019.
  • Project completed and inaugurated on 30th September 2021.
Pak-China Technical and Vocational Institute at Gwadar view details
Under Construction Projects
4 Gwadar Eastbay Expressway
  • Cost approved by ECNEC on 12-01-2015
  • Contract Agreement was signed b/w GPA & CCCC on 24-09-2017
  • The groundbreaking ceremony of Eastbay Expressway was held on 22nd November 2017 by Prime Minister
  • Eastbay Expressway Gwadar: 19km (14.5 offshore completed & 4.5 onshore under construction.)
  • Physical Progress: 94%
  • Expected COD in April 2022.
Gwadar Eastbay Expressway view details
5 New Gwadar International Airport
  • Groundbreaking held by Prime Minister on 29th March 2019.
  • Construction work started on 31st October 2019.
  • Expected completion date: March 2023.
New Gwadar International Airport view details
6 Necessary facilities of fresh water treatment, water supply and distribution
  • Phase-1, lying of pipelines from Swad Dam to Gwadar is completed.
  • Phase-II laying an additional pipeline from Shadi Khau Dam to Swad Dam is under construction.
  • Phase-III, Up-gradation of the water distribution system of Gwadar city will be commenced this year.
Necessary facilities of fresh water treatment, water supply and distribution view details
7 Pak-China Friendship Hospital
  • Groundbreaking held on 16th Dec 2019.
  • Civil work started by Nov 2020.
  • Expected Completion date: December 2022
Pak-China Friendship Hospital view details
8 300MW Coal-Fired Power Project at Gwadar
  • Tariff determined in Sep 2019.
  • Land acquired in Feb 2020.
  • GoP-IA and PPA signed on 8th April 2021.
  • Financial Close (FC) under process.
300MW Coal-Fired Power Project at Gwadar view details
9 1.2 MGD Desalination Plant
  • Project Implementation Agreement signed on 5th July 2021.
  • The civil work will be started this year and will be completed in 12 months. 
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10 5 MGD Water Desalination Plant Gwadar
  • The project PC-1 approved by ECNEC in 2018.
  • Tendering under process.
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In-Pipeline Projects
11 Construction of Breakwaters
  • Joint feasibility study completed on June 2020.
  • Draft PC-1 is submitted to MoPD&SI for approval of CDWP.

 

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12 Dredging of berthing areas & channels
  • PC-1 for feasibility study has been approved from DDWP 
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13 Fish Landing Jetty and Fishermen Boat Making Industry on West bay
  • Project agreed in 7th JCC.
  • Pakistani side proposed grant funding.
  • Feasibility study completed and shared with the Chinese side through EAD.
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14 Gwadar Smart Environment Sanitation System and Landfill Project
  • Project agreed in 7th JCC. 
  • Pakistani side proposed grant funding.
  • PC-1 approved by CDWP and Grant application submitted to EAD, which was forwarded to MOFCOM through the Chinese Embassy.
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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
  • Project Completed and inagurated by Prime Minister in july 2018
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2 Pilot Project of Digital Terrestrial Multimedia Broadcast (DTMB)
  • Pilot 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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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
  • Chinese side requested the Govt. of Sindh to submit financing request in 9th JCC meeting
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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 and shall be completed by end of 2020.
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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 Orange Line - Lahore view details

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
  • 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
  • PC-1 for Chitral to Shandor section is completed and PC-1 for Shandor to Gilgit section is under process
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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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Special Economic Zones(SEZs)

# Project Name Progress Update Pictures Details
Under Construction Projects
1 Rashakai Special Economic Zone
  • Concession Agreement between Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Economic Zone Development and Management Company (KPEZDMC) and China Road & Bridge Corporation (CRBC) was signed in April 2019.
  • The development agreement was signed on 14 Sep 2020 with a development cost of $128 million.
  • Groundbreaking / launching of RSEZ was held on 28th May 2021.

 

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2 Dhabeji Special Economic Zone
  • The land has been allocated.
  • The bidding for the development of SEZ is in process. The preferred bidder will be announced soon.
  • Utilities are being provided as per timelines.
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3 Allama Iqbal Industrial City
  • Groundbreaking of AIIC was held on 3rd January 2020 which was attended by the Prime Minister of Pakistan. The land has been acquired for AIIC and development work is in progress since November 2019.
  • Numerous national and international enterprises have been allotted plots in the SEZ. Few companies have already started construction work.
Allama Iqbal Industrial City view details
4 Bostan Special Economic Zone
  • The SEZ Approval Committee officially approved the Bostan SEZ on 4th March 2020 in the 5th Board of Approval meeting and awarded SEZ status on 5th May, 2020.
  • Development work on phase-I (200 acres) has been completed.
  • Phase-1 of Bostan SEZ has been launched for allotment of industrial plots.
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In-Pipeline Projects
5 ICT Model Industrial Zone view details
6 Industrial Park on Pakistan Steel Mill Land view details
7 Mirpur Industrial Zone view details
8 Mohmand Marble City view details
9 Moqpondass Special Economic Zone view details

Social and Economic Development under CPEC

# Project Name
Completed Projects
1 Vaccine storage and transportation equipment
2 Poverty Alleviation Training
3 Emergency relief supplies for enhancing NDMA, disaster preparedness capacity
4 Pakistan Vocational and Technical Education Capacity build-up project
5 Pakistan Vocational Schools equipment Upgrading and Renovation Project
Under Construction Projects
6 China-Pakistan Joint Agricultural Technology Laboratory
7 Provision of Agricultural equipment and tools
8 Smart Classroom for Higher education
9 Maintenance and renovation for 50 schools in newly merged districts
10 Solar-powered lighting equipment
11 Overseas student scholarship
12 Medical equipment and materials
13 Gwadar hospital project
14 Brightness journey in Pakistan
15 Drinking water equipment
16 Gwadar Desalination Plant
17 Gwadar Vocational and Technical Project
In-Pipeline Projects
18 China-Pakistan Joint Agricultural demonstrations
19 Bacterial grass (JunCao) Technology Training and promotion project
20 Pakistan Agricultural Vocational Training
21 Provision of teaching equipment for primary and secondary schools
22 Burn Centres
23 China-Pak joint telemedicine network
24 Medical emergency center in Balochistan
25 Rural poverty reduction joint research project
26 Cooperative Project with Pak-Austria Fachhochule: Institute of Applied Sciences and Technology
27 Punjab-Tianjin University of Technology Project

CPEC Western Route Projects

# Project Name Progress Update Pictures Details
1 Hakla D.I Khan Motorway
  • ECNEC approved separate PC-Is for construction and land acquisition on 07.11.2016
  • Construction commenced and Work in Progress
  • Completion Planned in December 2020
Hakla D.I Khan  Motorway view details
2 D.I Khan (Yarik) –Zhob (N-50)
  • PC-I Approved by ECNEC on 12th April, 2017
  • Land acquisition in Progress
  • Accorded highest priority in 9th JCC
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3 Zhob Quetta (N-50) view details
4 Khuzdar-Quetta– Chaman Section (N-25)
  • Sorab – Kalat -Quetta section will form part of Western Route
  • Detail designing and feasibility in progress
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5 Surab-Hoshab (N-85)
  • Completed
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6 Gwadar – Turbat – Hoshab (M-8)
  • Completed and Inaugurated
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