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Balakot Hydropower Development Project




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Project Information

Investment ID: 49055-007

Bank: Asian Development Bank

Environmental Category: A

Country: Pakistan

Region: South Asia

Approval Date: July 15, 2021

Investment Types: Loans

Total Project Cost: USD 725.0 million

Total Complaints: 2


The project will provide financing to construct a 300 megawatt (MW) run-of-river hydro power plant located on the Kunhar river in Mansehra District, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KBK) province of Pakistan. The project will (i) improve energy security by increasing the clean energy share in the country's energy mix currently dominated by thermal power generation, (ii) boost provincial economy and promote revenue generating investments in the hydro abundant province of KPK, and (iii) build capacity and awareness on climate change impacts, adaptation and mitigation measures. The project also targets to improve the quality of life for women in communities surrounding the project area and promotes gender mainstreaming.


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Energy and Power Department, Government of Khyber Paktunkhwa