CPEC Projects Progress Update

# Project Name Progress Update Details
1 Port Qasim Electric Company Coal Fired, 2x660, Sindh
  • Financial Closed (FC) achieved.
  • Civil work on site started in January 2016.
  • Mechanical structure work started in March 2016.
  • Expected Commercial Operation Date (COD) first quarter 2018.
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2 Sahiwal 2x660MW Coal-fired Power Plant, Punjab
  • Sponsors have started construction from the equity.
  • Civil work is progressing and is in advanced stage.
  • First unit by June,2017.
  • Expected Commercial Operational Date (COD)  2017.
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3 Engro thar 4x330MW Coal-fired, Thar, Sindh
  • Financial Closed (FC) achieved
  • First unit in system by December,2018
  • Team mobilized at site
  • Commercial Operation Date (COD) 2018/2019
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4 Surface mine in Block II of Thar Coal field, 6.5 metric ton per annum (mtpa), Thar Sindh
  • Financial Closed (FC) achieved
  • Detail Design of mining in process
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5 Gwadar Coal /LNG / Oil Power Project, Gwadar
  • Master Plan being considered
  • Components of Gwadar Energy Projects​​​
    • ​Power Plant
    • Transmission Network
    • Evacuation / Connection with National Grid
  • Summary for installation of LNG / Oil base power plant is under process.
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6 HUBCO coal power plant 1X660 MW, Hub Balochistan
  • Financial Close Expected by December, 2016
  • Commercial Operation Date (COD) expected 2018/2019
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7 Rahimyar Khan Coal Power Project, Punjab
  • Feasibility in process
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8 SSRL Thar Coal Block 1 - 6.5 metric ton per annum(mpta) Thar, Sindh
  • Commercial Operation Date (COD) expected 2018 / 2019
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9 SSRL 2×660 MW Mine Mouth Power Plant,Sindh
  • Expected Commercial Operation Date (COD) 2018 / 2019
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10 Quaid-e-Azam 1000MW Solar Park, Bahawalpur, Punjab
  • COD of 1st 100MW achieved
  • 2nd and 3rd 100 MW under testing
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11 Dawood 50MW wind Farm, Bhambore, Sindh
  • Financial Close (FC) achieved
  • Construction started
  • Commercial Operation Date (COD) September, 2016
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12 UEP 100MW wind Farm, Jhimpir, Sindh
  • Financial Close (FC) achieved March 2015
  • Constructin started
  • Commercial Operation Date (COD) September, 2016
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13 Sachal 50MW Wind Farm, Jhimpir, Sindh
  • Financial Close (FC) achieved
  • Construction started
  • Commercial Operation Date (COD) June, 2017
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14 Suki Kinari Hydro power Station, KPK
  • Supplemental Agreement Approved.
  • Land acquisition in process
  • Commercial Operation Date (COD) 2020
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15 Karot Hydropower Station, AJK & Punjab
  • Land acquisition at advance stage, near to resolution
  • Financial Close (FC) August 2016
  • Commercial Operation Date (COD) 2020
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16 Matiari to Lahore Transmission line
  • Tariff Finalized
  • Commercial Operation Date (COD) expected in 2018 / 2019
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17 Matiari to Faisalabad Transmission line
  • Tariff Finalized
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18 Gaddani Power Park Project (2×660MW)
  • Under Study
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19 Gaddani Power Park Project (Jetty + Infrastructure)
  • Under Study
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20 HUBCO coal power plant 1X660 MW, Hub Balochistan
  • Financial Close Expected by December, 2016
  • COD expected 2018/2019
  • 30 Chinese on project site
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21 Kohala Hydel Project, AJK
  • Feasibility Study (stage-1) Tariff Announced by NEPRA
  • Land Acquisition process started
  • Enviromental Impact Assessment Study being updated
  • Expected Commercial Operation Date (COD) 2024
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22 Pakistan Wind Farm II 2X50 MW(Jhampir, Thatta, Sindh) view details
23 Thar mine mouth oracle, Thar Sindh
  • Feasibility in Process by Sponsors
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24 Muzaffargarh Coal Power Project, Punjab view details
25 Gas Power Plant 525 MW view details
26 KKH Phase II (Thakot -Havelian Section)
  • Finacial agrements signed
  • Project ground breaking done
  • Work commenced, Work in Progress
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27 Peshawar-Karachi Motorway (Multan-Sukkur Section)
  • Financial agreements signed
  • Project ground breaking done
  • Work commenced
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28 Expansion and reconstruction of existing Line ML-1
  • PC-1 approval under process
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29 Havelian Dry port (450 M. Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units)
  • PC-1 approval under process
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30 East-Bay Expressway
  • Work likely to commence in second/third quarter 2016
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31 Gwadar International Airport
  • Work likely to comence in third quarter 2016
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32 Construction of Breakwaters
  • Port operations to be enhanced/expeidted
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33 Dredging of berthing areas & channels
  • Port operations to be enhanced/expeidted
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34 Development of Free Zone
  • Governemt of Baluchistan evaluate/process SEZ Proposal of Gwader region
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35 Necessary facilities of fresh water treatment, water supply and distribution
  • Framework agreement to be signed
  • Water supply both from Desalination and dams to be developed
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36 Pak China Friendship Hospital
  • Provision of Equipment of existing 50 bed hospital
  • Extension of additional 100 beds
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37 Technical and Vocational Institute at Gwadar
  • Comments on grant application awaited
  • Proposal beign submitted to MOfcom
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38 Cross Border Optical Fiber Cable
  • Ground breaking cermony performed by the Prime Minister
  • Work commenced
  • Completion of Project December, 2017
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39 Digital Terrestrial Multimedia Broadcast (DTMB)
  • Feasibility report awaited from Ministry of Information, Broadcasting And National Heritage
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40 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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41 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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42 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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43 Orange Line - Lahore view details
44 Keti Bunder Sea Port Development Project view details
45 Naukundi-Mashkhel-Panjgur Road Project connecting with M-8 & N-85 view details
46 Chitral CPEC link road from Gilgit, Shandor, Chitral to Chakdara view details
47 Mirpur – Muzaffarabad - Mansehra Road Construction for connectivity with CPEC route view details
48 Quetta Water Supply Scheme from Pat feeder Canal, Balochistan view details
49 Iron Ore Mining, Processing & Steel Mills complex at Chiniot, Punjab view details
50 Rashakai Economic Zone on M-1
  • Work on SEZs to be initiated on priority
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51 Special Economic Zone Dhabeji
  • Work on SEZs to be initiated on priority
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52 Bostan Industrial Zone
  • Work on SEZs to be initiated on priority
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53 Punjab - China Economic Zone, M-2 District Sheikhupura
  • Work on SEZs to be initiated on priority
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54 ICT Model Industrial Zone, Islamabad
  • Work on SEZs to be initiated on priority
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55 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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56 Bhimber Industrial Zone
  • Work on SEZs to be initiated on priority
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57 Mohmand Marble City
  • Work on SEZs to be initiated on priority
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58 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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59 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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60 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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61 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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62 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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63 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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64 Moqpondass SEZ Gilgit-Baltistan
  • Work on SEZs to be initiated on priority
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65 Development of hydro projects along the north Indus River
  • Mechanism to be finalized on development of hydro projects along the north Indus River including the Bhasha Hydropower project as agreed in the 4th JEWG meeting of 3rd Aug, 2016 in Lahore
  • The first kick off meeting will be held in Pakistan during the visit of the Chinese experts team in near future
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66 Khuzdar-Basima Road N-30 (110 km) view details
67 Upgradation of D.I.Khan - Zhob, N-50 Phase-I (210 km) view details
68 KKH Thakot-Raikot N35 remaining portion (136 Km) view details
69 Capacity Development of Pakistan Railways
  • Focus groups be established for effective training and capacity enhancement
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