Last breakthrough of headrace tunnel achieved at Suki Kinari
MANSEHRA, Sept. 9 (Gwadar Pro) –In a major development, China Gezhouba Group Corp. (CGGC) on Tuesday achieved the last breakthrough of headrace tunnel at Suki Kinari Hydropower Project (SKHPP), Mansehra.
Despite of Covid-19, CGCC team and its Pakistani partners maintained a good pace in executing different components of the project, aiming to complete the project before its deadline which falls later this year. Earlier in June, they did tunnel sections breakthrough with each other.
884MWSKHPP is developed under the umbrella of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) at River Kunhar (a tributary of River Jhelum) at Mansehra, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP). CGGC Ltd is the sponsor of the project which is being executed by Suki Kinari Hydro (Pvt) Ltd.
The total investment in the project is $1.96 billion. The project has created more than 4000 jobs during its construction while more than 70% of the work has been completed which will serve for 30 years. Upon completion, the project will each year produce 3.2 billion kWh for Pakistan. The project is expected to be completed in 2022.