CPEC Projects Progress Update

CPEC Energy Projects

# Project Name Progress Update Pictures Details
1 Sahiwal 2x660MW Coal-fired Power Plant, Punjab
  • Financial Closed (FC) achieved on December 2015
  • Project Completed in 28th October 2017
  • Project has been connected to National grid
  • Current Status: Operational
Sahiwal 2x660MW Coal-fired Power Plant, Punjab	view details
2 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
  • Ist Unit Inagurated in November 2017
  • Second Unit Commercial Operation Date (COD) 25th April 2018
  • Project completed 67 days ahead of schedule
  • Current Status: Operational
2×660MW Coal-fired Power Plants at Port Qasim Karachi view details
3 HUBCO Coal Power Project, Hub Balochistan

 

 

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4 Engro 2x330MW Thar Coal Power Project
  • Financial Closed (FC) achieved in April, 2016.
  • Construction work in progress.
  • Construction of Transmission line-contract awarded. Contractor mobilized
  • Thar coal plant begins pumping power into national grid in March 2019
  • Commercial Operation Date (COD) achieved on  10th July 2019
  • Current Status: Operational
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Surface mine in block II of Thar Coal field, 3.8 million tons/year
  • Financial close attained in April 2016
  • IA/EA signed
  • Mining work in progress
  • 3.8 metric tons per annum (MTPA)
  • Thar Block II Unearths Coal on 10th June 2018
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5 Quaid-e-Azam 1000MW Solar Park (Bahawalpur) Quaid-e-Azam
  • COD of 4x 100 MW attained in August 2016
  • 600MW Under construction
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6 Hydro China Dawood Wind Farm(Gharo, Thatta)
  • Financial Closed (FC) achieved on March 27, 2015
  • Commercial Operation Date (COD) attained 5th April, 2017
  • Current Status: Operational 
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7 UEP Wind Farm (Jhimpir, Thatta)
  • Financial Closed (FC) achieved on March 30, 2015
  • Commercial Operation Date (COD) : 16th June, 2017
  • Current Status: Operational
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8 Sachal Wind Farm (Jhimpir, Thatta)
  • Financial Closed (FC) achieved on December 18, 2015
  • Commercial Operation Date (COD) attained 11 April, 2017
  • Current Status: Operational 
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9 Three Gorges Second and Third Wind Power Project
  • LOS issued  in August 2016.
  • EPA initialed on 30th November, 2016.
  • Financial Close March 2017.
  • COD: Three Gorges Second Wind Farm(TGTWF) : 30th June, 2018
  • COD: Three Gorges Third Wind Farm(TGTWF):      9th July, 2018
  • Current Status: Operational
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10 SSRL Thar Coal Block-I 6.8 mtpa & Power Plant(2×660MW) (Shanghai Electric)
  • LOS issued (Under Financial Closing)
  • First Unit (660 MW) is targeted by Aug 2022
  • COD of complete project is targeted by Feb 2023
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11 HUBCO Thar Coal Power Project (Thar Energy)
  • Financial Closed (FC) achieved on 30th January 2020
  • Target Commerical Operation Date(COD) date 31 March 2021
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12 ThalNova Thar Coal Power Project
  • Under Financial Closed (FC)
  • Target Commercial Operation Date (COD) 31 March 2021
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13 Karot Hydropower Station
  • Land acquisition award done.
  • Enviromental NOC issued: 14th July 2015
  • EPC Stage Tariff: 28th April 2016
  • 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 – 50% civil works completed.
  • Expected Commercial Operation Date (COD) December 2021.
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14 Suki Kinari Hydropower Station, Naran,Khyber Pukhtunkhwa
  • Financial Close achieved on 31st December 2016
  • Land acquisition award announced on 17th Nov, 2016
  • Construction work under way
  • Expected Commercial Operation Date (COD) December 2022
Suki Kinari Hydropower Station, Naran,Khyber Pukhtunkhwa view details
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
  • Agreement signed between PPIB and State Grid of China on May 2018
  • Financial Closed (FC) achieved on 27th February 2019
  • Expected COD in March 2021
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16 300MW Imported Coal Based Power Project at Gwadar, Pakistan
  • LOI was issued on 26th May  2017
  • Site finalized by CCCC
  • Land lease agreement signed by Governenment of Balochistan
  • NOC issued by Balochistan Enviroment Protection Agency (BEPA) on 07-07-2018.
  • Groudbreaking done on 4th November 2019
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17 Thar Mine Mouth Oracle Power Plant ( 1320MW) & surface mine
  • Feasibility stage tariff obtained for coal.
  • Shareholding agreement on new equity partners in process.
  • Under issuance of NTP/LOI.
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CPEC-Energy Actively Promoted Projects

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18 Kohala Hydel Project, AJK
  • Feasibility Study (stage-1) Tariff Announced by NEPRA
  • Land Acquisition process started
  • Environmental NOC issued  by AJ&K EPA
  • LOS issued (Under Financial Closing) 
  • Expected Commercial Operation Date (COD) 2026
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19 Cacho 50MW Wind Power Project
  • LOI Stage
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20 Western Energy (Pvt.) Ltd. 50MW Wind Power Project
  • LOI stage

 

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CPEC-Potential Energy Projects

# Project Name Progress Update Pictures Details
21 Phandar Hydropower Station
  • ​Under review of experts from both sides
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22 Gilgit KIU Hydropower
  • ​Under review of experts from both sides
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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
  • To be completed by March 2020
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2 Peshawar-Karachi Motorway (Multan-Sukkur Section)
  • Construction works commenced in August, 2016
  • Project Completed and inagurated on 05 November 2019
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3 Khuzdar-Basima Road N-30 (110 km)
  • Feasibility and PC-I completed
  • PC-I has been approved by ECNEC on 12-04-2017
  • Procurement of Civil Work is under process
  • The project Basima Khuzdar has been taken up through PSDP 

     
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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 8th 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 and PC-I completed
  • PC-I has been approved by ECNEC on 18-03-2017
  • LOI forwarded to Chinese side
  • Procedural formalities to be completed shortly
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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 2 phases
  • PC-1 of Phase-1 approved by CDWP in May 2018​
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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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8 Capacity Development of Pakistan Railways
  • Focus groups be established for effective training and capacity enhancement
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CPEC Gwader Projects

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1 Gwadar East-Bay Expressway
  • Cost approved by ECNEC on 12-01-2015
  • Contract Agreement was signed b/w GPA & CCCC on 24-09-2017
  • Groundbreaking ceremony of Eastbay Expressway was held on 22nd November 2017 by Prime Minister
  • Construction work underway
  • Date of Completion October, 2020
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2 New Gwadar International Airport Gilgit KIU Hydropower view details
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
  • Draft MoU for joint Technical and Commercial Feasibility has also been Prepared and being vetted by concerned Ministries
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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 completed and inagurated in January 2018
  • Significant progress and response from investors
  • Gwadar Free Zone investment guide line published
  • First Gwadar Expo was held in January 2018
  • A number of industries to start construction work in soon
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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
  • Phase-1, lying of pipelines from Swad Dam to Gwadar is near completion.
  • Desalination plant establishment on BOT is floated 
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7 Pak China Friendship Hospital
  • Feasibility study completed by Chinese team to add 100 beds from existing 50, for subsequent extension to 300 beds
  • LOE is signed on 10th April 2018 between EAD adn MOFCOM
  • Implementation mintues signed on 29th March 2019
  • Groundbreaking held on 16th December 2019
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8 Pak-China Technical and Vocational Institute at Gwadar
  • GPA acquired 18 acres land and infrastructure of old Gwadar Degree College for establishment of Pak-China Technical & Vocational Institute
  • The onsite feasibility study of the project has been carried out in January 2017 by the China  International Engineering Company
  • Minutes of onsite feasibility study has been signed with Chinese side on 09th August 2017
  • LOE between EAD and MOFCOM signed in April 2018
  • Implementation mintues signed on 29th March 2019
  • Groundbreaking held on 16th December 2019
 
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9 Gwadar Smart Port City Master Plan

 

  • MoU signed in Nov 2015
  • LOE signed in August 2015
  • Chinese Fourth Harbour Design Institute has been nominated for Gwadar Smart City Plan
  • Contract Signed in May 2017
  • Completed and approved in the 9th JCC held on 5th November 2019 

 

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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.
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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.
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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

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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
  • Planning-PC-1 preparation is underway
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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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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)

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1 Rashakai Economic Zone , M-1, Nowshera
  • Feasibility studies of SEZs is shared with Chinese side.
  • The MoU and Engagement Agreement for the development joint undertaking of the RSEZ project was signed between KPEZDMC and CRBC in January 2018. Subsequently, the two parties set out to negotiate the terms of Joint Venture Agreement, which has already been signed in November 2018.
  • Concessional Agreement between KP EZMEC and CRBC was signed in April 2019.
  • Groundbreaking is planned in first quarter of 2020
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2 China Special Economic Zone Dhabeji
  • 1530 Acres of land for the project has been reserved/ earmarked by BOR.
  • A detailed feasibility study has been completed in April 2018 by Consortium of Consultants (EY Ford Rhodes, Osmani & Co., RIAA Barker Gillette and IBA Karachi.
  • Project has been approved from PPP Policy Board chaired by Chief Minister Sindh.
  • Preparation of bidding package (RFP, DCA) is at final stage. The project to be launched through International Competitive Bidding in August-2019. The developer to be finalized by December-2019.
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3 Bostan Industrial Zone
  • Feasibility studies of SEZs is shared with Chinese side.
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4 Allama Iqbal Industrial City (M3), Faisalabad
  • Feasibility studies of SEZs is shared with Chinese side
  • Prime Minister perfomed groundbreaking on 03-01-2019
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5 ICT Model Industrial Zone, Islamabad
  • Feasibility studies of SEZs is shared with Chinese side.
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6 Development of Industrial Park on Pakistan Steel Mills Land at Port Qasim near Karachi
  • Feasibility studies of SEZs is shared with Chinese side.
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7 Special Economic Zone at Mirpur,AJK
  • Feasibility studies of SEZs is shared with Chinese side.
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8 Mohmand Marble City
  • Feasibility studies of SEZs is shared with Chinese side.
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9 Moqpondass SEZ Gilgit-Baltistan
  • Feasibility studies of SEZs is shared with Chinese side.
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CPEC Social Sector Development

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1 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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2 Transfer of Knowledge in different sectors
  • Experts from industrial zones, rural and urban development, job creation & SMEs, water resources management & treatment and agriculture.

  • Training workshops on industrial zone held from 11-18thOctober 2017. 

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3 Establishment of Pakistan Academy of Social Sciences
  • Efforts to being made for establishment of PASS with the Chinese Academy for Social Sciences. HEC has been made focal agency on Pakistan and consultative process has commenced. 
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4 Transfer of Knowledge in Education sector through Consortium of Business Schools
  • Consortium of Top Business Schools from Chinese and Pakistan Side established. HEC is leading the Project.
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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 June 2020
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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 8th 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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