CDWP clears Power Park’s infrastructure development

Discussion in 'Pakistan' started by Neo, Jul 18, 2014.

  1. Neo

    Neo Senior Member Senior Member

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2009
    Messages:
    4,099
    Likes Received:
    801
    Location:
    Amsterdam
    CDWP clears Power Park’s infrastructure development

    By Shahbaz Rana
    July 18, 2014


    Headed by Planning and Development Minister Ahsan Iqbal, the CDWP cleared six projects costing Rs177.4 billion in total, including foreign exchange component of Rs126.6 billion.

    ISLAMABAD:-A government agency on Thursday cleared a project for constructing infrastructure for the 6,600 megawatt Pakistan Power Park Project at Gadani at an estimated cost of Rs144.6 billion, paving the way for signing power purchase agreements with Chinese investors next month.

    The project was approved by the Central Development Working Party (CDWP) – the body with a mandate to approve projects of up to Rs3 billion cost and recommend projects having a cost of over Rs3 billion to the Executive Committee of National Economic Council’s (Ecnec).

    The go-ahead was given weeks before next month’s meeting of Energy Working Group, constituted under China-Pakistan Economic Corridor initiative. During the upcoming working group meetings Pakistan and China are expected to sign power purchase agreements.

    China will provide debt to cover 85% of the project cost while the rest of the financing will be arranged by the government of Pakistan, according to a handout issued by the planning ministry.

    The project aims at developing infrastructure facilities at Pakistan Power Park at Gadani for establishing 10 x 660 megawatt of imported coal fired power generation plants.

    Under the project, a coal supply system, jetty head, cooling water facilities and several other installations will be built. The project was recommended for consideration of Ecnec.

    Headed by Planning and Development Minister Ahsan Iqbal, the CDWP cleared six projects costing Rs177.4 billion in total, including foreign exchange component of Rs126.6 billion.

    It also sanctioned Greater Karachi Water Supply Scheme K-IV (Sindh), Kala Dhaka Area Development Project (Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa), Khyber Area Development Project (Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa), Construction of 50-bed hospital Including hostels and other equipment at Pasni (Balochistan) and Red Chilies Processing Centre (Sindh).

    While discussing the Greater Karachi Water Supply Scheme (K-IV) (Phase-I), the planning minister said financial share of the federal government in the project has been raised from one-third to half in compliance with the prime minister’s commitment during his recent visit to Karachi.

    Referring to a recent statement by former president Asif Ali Zardari, the minister said some people accused the federal government of interfering in provincial matters. “But the federal government interferes in a positive manner like this project,” he added.

    The CDWP sought assurance from the provincial authorities regarding availability of water in the project and directed the authorities to provide clean drinking water to the people of Karachi on an urgent basis. The minister expressed his reservation over the waste management system in Karachi. He said that the solid waste of Karachi was dumped into sea which was creating many environment and health hazards for people.

    The forum approved the project subject to the condition that cost escalation in the project in any case will be borne by the provincial government. Iqbal also stressed upon the authorities to use funds in an efficient manner and ensure transparency at all stages.

    The conditionally approved Kala Dhaka Area Development Project is to cost Rs1.7 billion while Khyber Area Development Project will cost up to Rs1.3 billion.

    The project is aimed at supporting rural transformation and promotion of legitimate agricultural activities and enhancement of mobility through construction of roads in select areas of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa.

    The CDWP also approved construction of a 50-bed hospital in Pasni area of Balochistan at a cost of Rs441 million and Red Chilies Processing Centre (RCPC) project of Industries and Production Division costing Rs244.7 million.

    The project had been deferred during the PPP government after criticism of using sacred resources for the processing centre. The CDWP also approved the Rs1.5 billion Balochistan Nutrition Programme for Mothers and Children.

    Published in The Express Tribune, July 18th, 2014.

    CDWP clears Power Park’s infrastructure development – The Express Tribune
     
  2.  
  3. Neo

    Neo Senior Member Senior Member

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2009
    Messages:
    4,099
    Likes Received:
    801
    Location:
    Amsterdam
    ECNEC approves two mega water and power projects worth Rs 172bn

    By Ahmad Ahmadani
    July 19, 2014

    ISLAMABAD: The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) on Fridayapproved two mega water and power projects amounting to Rs172billion to meet fast growing water and power needs of the country.
    One project named as Karachi Water Supply Project (Phase I)-260 MGD (million gallons per day) from the east bank of Keenjhar Lake in District Thatta to Karachi City worth Rs. 25.5 billion is said to be completed in four years. -The water project is aimed at enhancing water supply to meet the water demand of the 18.5 million inhabitants of Karachi City besides improving the existing water supply system. Total water demand of metropolitan city stands atapproximately1000 MGD, whereas the total existing supply is 650 MGD, resulting in a shortfall of 350 MGD. The total cost of the water project is estimated to stand at Rs. 25.5 billion, where the proposed share of Sindh provincial and federal government will be at 50/50 as directed by the Prime Minister.

    The second much advertised power project approved by the ECNEC is named as 6600mw Gaddani Park Coal Power Project in Balochistan. The project envisages development of related infrastructure facilities at Pakistan power Park at Gaddani for establishing 6600MW class of imported Coal Fired Power Generation plants based on Supercritical, pulverized coal platform technology.Under the proposed project, marine related infrastructure for 6600 MW will be constructed at the total cost of Rs.146.60 billion while the major scope of project includes marine works including two breakwaters each measuring 3.5 km and 1100 m long jetties/ berths for receiving ships of sizes 40,000 DWT to 210000 DWT including floating jetty for anchoring small boats/ tug boats, provision of cooling water facilities and other related infrastructure. The project will be completed in 42 months.

    Approval to these two water and power project was made during a meeting of the ECNEC, which was held at Prime Minister’s Office under the chair federal finance minister Senator Ishaq Dar on Friday.-

    While approving the 6600mw Gaddani Park Coal Power Project in principle, the Finance Minister directed Secretary Planning and Development for further rationalizing of the project cost. He emphasized that it is the responsibility of Planning and Development to make sure that the calculations should be factual, nearest and remain the same till completion.

    About the development of Karachi Water Supply Project is aimed at enhancing water supply to the people of the city besides improving the existing water supply system, Ishaq Dar asserted to devise a joint mechanism for the implementation of the project.

    He added that project should be supervised jointly by Government of Pakistan and the Government of Sindh.-
    The meeting was attended by Pervaiz Rashid, Minister for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage, Sikandar Hyat Khan Bosan, Minister for National Food Security and Research, Zahid Hamid, Minister for Science and Technology, Mohammad Zubair, Chairman Privatization Commission, Mian Mujtaba Shuja-ur-Rehman, Minister for Finance, Punjab, Syed Murad Ali Shah, Advisor to CM Sindh on Finance, Abdul Rahim Ziaratwal, Provincial Minister. Balochistan, Abdul Hakeem Baloch, MoS for Communications, Federal Secretaries and senior officials of the federal and provincial governments.


    ECNEC approves two mega water and power projects worth Rs 172bn
     
  4. ladder

    ladder Senior Member Senior Member

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2013
    Messages:
    4,751
    Likes Received:
    2,666
    Location:
    India
    PKR 144.6 billion is the total value of 6600 megawatt? Is it the total project cost? Seems under-valued.

    PKR 2.19 crore/ MW or 21.9 million PKR/ MW seems too low.

    ================
    Added later.

    Only related infrastructure ( Port infrastructure) for the above project is 144.6 billion rupees and not the project itself.

    =====================
     
    Last edited: Jul 19, 2014
  5. Neo

    Neo Senior Member Senior Member

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2009
    Messages:
    4,099
    Likes Received:
    801
    Location:
    Amsterdam
    I think its the first phase of constructing 10 x 660MW coal based plants.
     
  6. Virendra

    Virendra Moderator Moderator

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2010
    Messages:
    4,674
    Likes Received:
    2,923
    Location:
    Delhi, India, India
    Coal is fine for now but not very farsighted. How much is Pakistan investing in renewable/unconventional energy sources ?
     
  7. Neo

    Neo Senior Member Senior Member

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2009
    Messages:
    4,099
    Likes Received:
    801
    Location:
    Amsterdam
    I don't have exact figures yet but there are atleast 10 solar power and 3 wind energy projects under construction, some are to be completed this year.

    Nuclear energy sector is expanding fast with construction.of five new reactors.
    KANUPP-1 is running at 40MW capacity and will be closed in 5-6 Years.
    CASHNUPP-1 and -2 are operational with 300MW each
    CHASHNUPP-3 And -4 with a capacity of.350MW will ne completed in.2015-16
    KANUPP-2 And -3 are under construction with 1000MW each.

    Khushab has two Plutonium experimental reactors, 50MW each and two more under constrction. These will be 100MW each. Khushab is a military complex, not producing electricity.

    Pakistan.has huge reserves of coal. Thar coal field is estimated at 175 billion ton.
     

Share This Page