Pakistan announced on Dec. 2 that it was 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.
During the announcement ceremony, the government’s efforts in hydropower generation were include the completion of 150 small hydropower projects out of a proposed 356 scheduled for the country.
After completion of these projects, it will annually produce 345GWh electricity, the province will have an annual income of Rs.2.5 Billion and one million people in the province will be extended uninterrupted power supply.
The project it was a historic day and pleasant moment that the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Government had formally awarded contract of 84 MW hydro power project from its own resources.
Besides, work on Lawi, Jabori, Karora and Machai hydro power projects will be started very soon. On completion of these projects, the province would get extra income of billions of rupees.
Hollow anchor bar will play an important role on supporting and reinforcing hydropower projects. As for slope support and diversion tunnel reinforcement, hollow anchor bar can combine drilling, grouting and anchoring together, save time, improve efficiency and guarantee security.