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The on-going energy crisis & an update on CPEC (facts & Figures)

China–Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC)
CPEC-energy priority projects
Project NameMWEstimated Cost (US$ M)
2×660MW Coal-fired Power Plants at Port Qasim Karachi13201912.2
Suki Kinari Hydropower Station, Naran,Khyber Pukhtunkhwa8701956
Sahiwal 2x660MW Coal-fired Power Plant, Punjab13201912.2
Engro Thar Block II 2×330MW Coal fired Power Plant6602,000
TEL 1×330MW Mine Mouth Lignite Fired Power Project at Thar Block-II, Sindh, Pakistan330
ThalNova 1×330MW Mine Mouth Lignite Fired Power Project at Thar Block-II, Sindh, Pakistan330
Surface mine in block II of Thar Coal field, 3.8 million tons/year1,470
Hydro China Dawood Wind Farm(Gharo, Thatta)49.5112.65
300MW Imported Coal Based Power Project at Gwadar, Pakistan300Yet to be determined
Quaid-e-Azam 1000 MW Solar Park (Bahawalpur) Quaid-e-Azam3001,302
UEP Wind Farm (Jhimpir, Thatta)99250
Sachal Wind Farm (Jhimpir, Thatta)49.5134
SSRL Thar Coal Block-I 6.8 mtpa &SEC Mine Mouth Power Plant(2×660MW)13202,000 + 1,300
Karot Hydropower Station7201698
Three Gorges Second Wind Power Project49.5150
Three Gorges Third Wind Power Project49.5
CPHGC 1,320MW Coal-fired Power Plant, Hub,Balochistan13201912.2
Matiari to Lahore ±660kV HVDC Transmission Line Project1658.34
Matiari (Port Qasim) —Faisalabad Transmission Line Project1,500
Thar Mine Mouth Oracle Power Plant ( 1320MW) & surface mine1320Yet to be determined
CPEC-energy actively promoted projects
Project NameMWEstimated Cost(US$ M)
Kohala Hydel Project, AJK11002355
Rahimyar khan imported fuel Power Plant 1320 MW13201,600
Cacho 50MW Wind Power Project50
Western Energy (Pvt.) Ltd. 50MW Wind Power Project50
CPEC-potential energy projects
Project NameMWEstimated Cost(US$ M)
Phandar Hydropower Station80
Gilgit KIU Hydropower100


CPEC infrastructure projects
Project NameLength (KM)Estimated Cost(US$ M)
KKH Phase II (Thakot -Havelian Section)1181,366
Peshawar-Karachi Motorway (Multan-Sukkur Section)3922,980
Khuzdar-Basima Road N-30 (110 km)11080
Upgradation of D.I.Khan (Yarik) – Zhob, N-50 Phase-I (210 km)210195
KKH Thakot-Raikot N35 remaining portion (136 Km)136719.8
Expansion and reconstruction of existing Line ML-11,8308,172
Havelian Dry port (450 M. Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units)65
Capacity Development of Pakistan Railways
CPEC Gwadar projects
S.NoProject NameEstimated Cost(US$ M)
1Gwadar East-Bay Expressway140.6
2New Gwadar International Airport230
3Construction of Breakwaters123
4Dredging of berthing areas & channels27
5Development of Free Zone32
6Necessary facilities of fresh water treatment, water supply and distribution130
7Pak China Friendship Hospital100
8Pak-China Technical and Vocational Institute at Gwadar10
9Gwadar Smart Port City Master Plan4
10Bao Steel Park, petrochemicals, stainless steel and other industries in Gwadar
11Development of Gwadar University (Social Sector Development)
12Gwadar Livelihood Project
CPEC Others Projects
S.NoProject NameEstimated Cost (US$ M)
1Cross Border Optical Fiber Cable44
2Pilot Project of Digital Terrestrial Multimedia Broadcast (DTMB)
3Early Warning System (EWS), Pakistan Meteorological Department

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