Pakistan begins construction of the 84-MW Matiltan hydropower project


Pakistan announced on Dec. 2 that it is beginning construction of the 84-MW Matiltan run-of-the-river hydropower project. The scheme is located in the Gorkin Matiltan region of Kalam Valley in the district of Swat on the left tributary of the Suvastu River in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK), Pakistan.

Pakhtunkhwa Energy Development Organization, based in Pakistan, is the project’s developer and it is scheduled to be completed by 2021 at a cost of about US$294 million, according to local reports.

KPK Chief Minister, Pervez Khattak, said during the announcement ceremony that the government’s efforts in hydropower generation include the completion of 150 small hydropower projects out of a proposed 356 scheduled for the country.

He said that after completion of these projects, one million people in the province will be extended uninterrupted power supply.

In October, reported on several projects being developed in KPK.

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