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Ghazi Barotha Hydropower Project  
The main objectives of the Ghazi-Barotha Hydropower Project are to assist the government of Pakistan (GOP) in its efforts to: 1) develop domestic energy resources and reduce load-shedding in a cost-effective and environmentally sustainable manner, thereby supporting the country's long-term energy development objectives; 2) reinforce and complement the reform program for the power sector; 3) strengthen the Water and Power Development Authority's (WAPDA) capability to address environmental and resettlement issues related to hydropower projects; and 4) further rationalize the use of electricity. The project will consist of: 1) the construction of the Ghazi Barotha Hydropower Project (GBHP) which comprises the following four main components: a) a barrage and its ancillary works; b) a 52 km long concrete-lined power channel with a capacity of 1,600 cumecs and its ancillary works; c) a power complex and its ancillary works; and d) the construction of power transmission facilities to connect GBHP to the interconnected grid; 2) the implementation of an environment and resettlement management plan including: a) an environment mitigation and monitoring plan; b) a resettlement action plan (RAP); and c) and integrated regional development plan (IRDP); 3) the power sector component which involves setting up of GBHP as a separate project entity and the establishment of a separate transmission and despatch entity; and 4) a technical assistance component consisting of consultancy services.** 
  Last Updated  November 26 2014
Basic Information
Project StatusClosed 
Region South Asia 
Major Sector (Sector) (%) Energy and mining (Power) (100%) 
Old Major SectorN/A  
Old SectorN/A  
Env CategoryA  
Project IDP039281 
Bank Team Lead (Last Name, First)Aziz, Rashid  
Approval Date19-DEC-1995  
Closing Date31-OCT-2003  
Implementing AgencyWAPDA  

Main Loan/Credit #39650  
IBRD Commitment *350 
IDA Commitment *
IBRD + IDA Commitment *350 
Grant Amount *
Total Project Cost *2250 
Product LineIBRD/IDA 
Lending InstrumentSpecific Investment Loan 

Development Outcomes And Goals
Targeted Thematic Outcomes...Supporting this Broader Dev't Goal
Climate changeEnsure environmental sustainability (MDG); Environmental commons (GPG)
Pollution management and environmental healthEnsure environmental sustainability (MDG); Environmental commons (GPG)
Infrastructure services for private sector developmentN/A (CAP)
Regulation and competition policyInvestment climate (CAP)
Available Project Documents***
For a short project overview, please consult the Project Information Document if available.
Implementation Completion and Results Report (ICR), Vol.1 of 1 -22-JUN-2004 
Environmental Assessment (EA), Vol.8 of 8 -31-MAY-2000 
Project Agreement (PRA), Vol. -07-MAR-1996 
Loan Agreement (LA), Vol. -07-MAR-1996 
Project Agreement (), Vol. -07-MAR-1996 
Loan Agreement (), Vol. -07-MAR-1996 
Project Agreement (PRA), Vol. -19-DEC-1995 
Loan Agreement (LA), Vol. -19-DEC-1995 
Staff Appraisal Report (SAR), Vol.1 -27-NOV-1995 
Environmental Assessment (EA), Vol.3 of 8 -31-MAY-1995 
Environmental Assessment (EA), Vol.4 of 8 -31-MAY-1995 
Environmental Assessment (EA), Vol.1 of 8 -31-OCT-1994 
Environmental Assessment (EA), Vol.7 of 8 -30-SEP-1994 
Environmental Assessment (EA), Vol.2 of 8 -31-AUG-1994 
Environmental Assessment (EA), Vol.6 of 8 -31-JUL-1992 
Environmental Assessment (EA), Vol.5 of 8 -31-AUG-1991 

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