Pakistan seeks feasibility study of 1,200-MW Kohala

Pakistan’s Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) invites expressions of interest from consultants to study and design the 1,100- to 1,200-MW Kohala hydroelectric project. Responses are due November 8.

WAPDA seeks a consultant to prepare a feasibility study, detailed engineering design, and tender documents for the project, to be built on the Jhelum River in Azad-Jammu-Kashmir State. The project is to have a dam on the upper branch of the Jhelum, 40 kilometers from Muzaffarabad and a powerhouse on the lower branch of the Jhelum near Barasala.

Pre-qualification documents may be obtained from the address below for 2,000 rupees (US$33.20). WAPDA plans to prepare a short-list of bidders who will be invited to submit bids.

Expressions of interest, from firms or joint ventures of domestic and foreign consultants registered with the Pakistan Engineering Council, are due by 11 a.m. November 8.

For information, contact General Manager (Hydro) Planning, WAPDA, Sunny View Estate, Kashmir Road, Lahore, Pakistan; (92) 42-9202717; Fax: (92) 42-9202722; E-mail:; Internet:

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