CPEC Projects Progress Update

Energy Projects Under CPEC

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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
Under Consideration 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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Transport Infrastructure Projects under CPEC

# Project Name Progress Update Pictures Details
Completed Projects
1 KKH Phase II (Havelian - Thakot Section)
  • Work commenced in September 2016.
  • Havelian - Mansehra Section Inaugurated by Prime Minister on 18th November 2019.
  • Mansehra - Thakot Section Inaugurated by CM KPK on 28th July 2020.

 

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2 Peshawar-Karachi Motorway (Multan-Sukkur Section)
  • Construction work commenced in August 2016.
  • Project Completed and inaugurated on 05 November 2019.
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3 Orange Line Metro Train - Lahore
  • Project completed and inaugurated on 25th October 2020.
Orange Line Metro Train - Lahore view details
4 Cross Border Optical Fiber Cable (Khunjrab - Rawalpindi)
  • Groundbreaking did by the Prime Minister.
  • Work commenced in October 2015.
  • Project Completed and inaugurated by Prime Minister in July 2018.
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5 Pilot Project of Digital Terrestrial Multimedia Broadcast (DTMB)
  • Pilot Project inaugurated in April 2015.

 

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Under Construction Projects
6 Hakla - D.I Khan Motorway
  • ECNEC approved separate PC-Is for construction and land acquisition on 07-11-2016.
  • Construction commenced and 93% Physical progress achieved.
  • Date of Completion Planned: November 2021.
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7 Zhob - Quetta (Kuchlak) (N-50)
  • ECNEC approved separate PC-Is for construction and land acquisition of the project on 28-03-2019.
  • Prime Minister did the groundbreaking on 29th March 2019.
  • Tendering for construction work of two sections is completed and contractor mobilized whereas the remaining three sections tendering will process soon.
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8 Khuzdar-Basima Road (N-30)
  • PC-I has been approved by ECNEC on 12-04-2017.
  • Work started: October 2019.
  • The project Basima-Khuzdar has been taken up through PSDP.
  • 67% physical work completed.
  • Expected completion date is December 2021.
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9 Hoshab - Awaran Road Section (M-8)
  • Tendering for construction work of is completed and contractor mobilized in June 2021.
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10 KKH Alternate Route Shandur - Chitral Road
  • Groundbreaking performed by Prime Minister in April 2021.
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11 Nokundi-Mashkhel Road
  • Prime Minister did groundbreaking on 20th May 2021.
  • Tendering for construction work of is completed and contractor mobilized.
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In-Pipeline Projects
12 Up-gradation and Dualization of ML-1 and establishment of Dry Port near Havelian
  • 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 packages.
  • PC-1 approved by ECNEC on 5th August 2020.
  • Both countries constituted Financing Committee to finalize the concessional financing agreement. 
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13 Up-gradation of D.I.Khan (Yarik) - Zhob, N-50 Phase-I
  • PC-I Approved by ECNEC on 12th April 2017.
  • Land acquisition in Progress.
  • The project is on the highest priority and under negotiation with the Chinese side.
  • Financial negotiation is under process.
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14 KKH Alternative Route Gilgit-Shandur Road
  • PC-I approved with a cost of Rs 49.9 billion dated 4.6.2021. 
  • Procurement in process and will be finalized by Oct 2021.
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15 Realignment of KKH Phase-I Thakot - Raikot Section
  • G-to-G technical working group has been constituted for the re-alignment of KKH Phase-I Thakot – Raikot Section
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16 Peshawar - D.I.Khan Motorway
  • PC-I by ECNEC with a cost of Rs 276 billion.
  • The project will be further discussed in next JWG meeting.
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17 Awaran - Khuzdar Road Section (M-8)
  • PC-I approved with a cost of Rs 32 billion dated 26.5.2021.
  • Technical bid evaluation is in process and procurement will be finalized by Nov 2021.
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18 Dir Expressway
  • PC-I approved ECNEC with a cost of Rs 38.9 billion.
  • The project will be further discussed in next JWG meeting.
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19 DTMB-A (Digitalize the existing three sites of PTV)
  • The signing of revised LoE and IA is under process.
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Long Term Projects
20 Mirpur-Muzaffarabad-Mansehra Road
  • PC-I is under approval process.
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21 Karachi Circular Railway
  • The project will be built in PPP mode. The Transaction Advisory is under process in P3A.  
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22 Mashkhel - Pangur Road
  • Detail design and feasibility are under process.
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23 Quetta Mass Transit
  • Detail design and feasibility are under process.
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24 Greater Peshawar Region Mass Transit
  • Detail design and feasibility are under process.
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Gwadar Projects Under CPEC

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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.

 

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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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Industrial Cooperation/Special Economic Zones(SEZs)

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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.
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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