Karot Hydropower project, the first under CPEC enters comprehensive construction stage


Islamabad, Oct 28 (TNS): The first hydropower investment project of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, the Karot Hydropower Station, has entered the stage of comprehensive construction.

According to a Chinese media website, the construction has begun after successful completion of closure of the Jhelum River, on which the station is being constructed,

The hydropower station located in the Karot area of Punjab province is the first hydropower station constructed by Chinese enterprises following Chinese standards.

The project will generate clean power of 3.2 billion KW-hours each year after it is completed, which is equivalent to 10 percent of the total hydroelectric power of Pakistan in 2017.

The power output is enough to supply power to over two million Pakistani households and is expected to begin operation in 2021.