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First Hydropower Station of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor Starts Operation

Updated: June 01, 2022


An effect sketch of the Karot Hydropower Station in Pakistan [Photo/sasac.gov.cn]

The first hydro-generator unit of the Karot Hydropower Station in Pakistan, the first large-scale hydropower project invested and developed under the framework of the Belt and Road Initiative, and the first hydropower investment project under the framework of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, has been put into operation.

The first hydro-generator unit was developed by Dongfang Electric Corporation.


A view of the construction site of the Karot Hydropower Station in Pakistan [Photo/sasac.gov.cn]

With a designed installed capacity of 720 megawatts, the Karot Hydropower Station is expected to generate 3.2 billion kilowatt-hours of power annually once fully operational, equaling that produced by burning about 1.4 million metric tons of standard coal and reducing carbon dioxide emissions by about 3.5 million tons.

The power volume will meet demands of 5 million people in the region, which will effectively relieve local power shortages.

(Executive editor: Wang Ruoting)