Chinese firm to build 82MWs hydropower plant in Chitral

China’s Sinohydro will build a run-of-the-river hydropower plant in Chitral, KP to produce 82MWs, or 380 GWh of clean energy per annum at the cost of $200 million.

The Turtonas-Uzghor hydropower project will be executed by Uzghor Hydropower Pvt. Ltd., a consortium of China’s hydropower giant Sinohydro and Pakistan’s Sachal Group.

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The project site is located five kilometres away from the existing 108MWs Golen Gol HPP on Golen Gol River, a tributary of Mastuj river in Pakistan’s north-most district of Chitral. Chitral is adjacent to Pakistan’s Gilgit-Baltistan region, which borders China, CEN reported.

The project will be completed in 4 years after the commencement of the civil works. The Private Power Infrastructure Board (PPIB) has already approved the project design, feasibility study, and financial proposal of the project.
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