Pakistan’s Private Power and Infrastructure Board (PPIB) has awarded feasibility study contracts for two hydroelectric projects in Northwest Frontier Province totaling 229 MW.
PPIB named Snowy Mountains Engineering Corp. (SMEC) of Australia to develop bankable feasibility studies of the 127-MW Shogo-Sin project on Lutkho River near Chitral and the 102-MW Shushghai-Zhendoli project on Tirich Gol River near Buni.
With a technical assistance loan of US$2.1 million from the Asian Development Bank, PPIB took bids for the work in 2007. (HNN 2/12/07) The projects were identified by Sarhad Hydel Development Organization (SHYDO) with technical collaboration of Germany’s technical assistance organization, Gesellschaft fur Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ), in the study Regional Power Planning in NWFP.
SMEC said both projects are to feature dams or diversion weirs with headrace tunnels and powerhouses.