545 MW KAIGAH HYDROPOWER PROJECT

Kaigah Hydropower Project has been proposed on the River Kandiah, a tributary of River
Indus upstream of proposed Dasu Hydropower Project. The Project area is spread from
upstream of Karrang village to a few kilometers downstream of Thuati Bridge in Kandiah Valley
with profile length of approximately 23 km. The site is accessible from Islamabad via
Mansehra-to Thakot and via Karakorum Highway to Dasu town at 340 km from Islamabad.
The Project site is about 55 Km from Dasu town

PROJECT HISTORY
With the financial assistance of Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) to
Pakistan, identification of Hydropower Potential on Rivers Indus, Jhelum and Swat started
during 1980’s, and Montreal Engineering Company Limited (MONENCO) was engaged to
undertake the preparation of an inventory of potential hydropower generation sites, alongwith
their ranking.


Later, during the eighties and nineties, identification and ranking studies for hydropower
schemes on the Rivers and tributaries of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) and Khyber
Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) including Northern Areas of Pakistan were also carried out by WAPDA
and Pakhtunkhwa Hydel Development Organization (PHYDO) in collaboration with the
German Agency for Technical Co-Operation (GTZ). A number of sites for development of
small and medium size hydropower projects, including Kaigah Hydropower Project in the
Kohistan Valley, with power potential of 548 MW, were identified.
PPIB issued LOI to the sponsors in 2008. Associated Technologies (Pvt) Limited (ATL) is the
Lead Partner and Consultants of Colombian origin M/s. Integral S.A. were taken on board to
carry out the Feasibility study and prepare a bankable Feasibility Study Report (FSR)