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    Uphold Three Gorges Spirit, Create Overseas Classics
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    Build Overseas Quality Project, Foster Grand Image
    for Pak-China Energy Cooperation

WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY CELEBRATION AT KAROT HYDROPOWER PROJECT 5TH JUNE 2018

Environment Day is celebrated across the globe on 5th June of every year and is the United Nation's principal vehicle for encouraging awareness and action for the protection of our environment. WED has grown to become a global platform for public outreach, with participation from over 143 countries annually. Each year, WED has a new theme that major corporations, NGOs, communities, governments and celebrities worldwide adopt to advocate environmental causes.

The theme for 2018 is "Beat Plastic Pollution". The host nation is India. The theme for the World Environment Day 2018, "Beat Plastic Pollution". By choosing this Theme, it is aimed that people may strive to changes in their everyday lives to reduce the heavy burden of plastic pollution. People should be free from the over-reliance on single-use or disposables, as they have severe environmental consequences. We should liberate our natural places, our wildlife - and our own health from plastics.

Karot Power Company Pvt Ltd is committed towards environmental protection and conservation to its project area. Therefore, World Environment Day was celebrated at 720MW Karot Hydropower Project site with cooperation of its Employer Engineer (SSS JV) and EPC Contractor (TGDC) on Tuesday, 5th June 2018.

Different departments of KPCL, SSS JV and TGDC participated in the celebrations of World Environment Day. The activities included a detailed informative presentation on the background, introduction, purpose, statistics, causes, impacts and remedial actions for beating the plastic pollution. After that an Awareness Raising Walk on “Beat the Plastic Pollution” was conducted in the Main Construction Camp of Karot Hydropower Project. Banners and informative stickers were used to advocate the cause.

05-06-2018

Rehabilitation and improvement of basic health unit (BHU) at Hollar (AJ&K)

Under CIP  rehabilitated facility of   BHU in Hollar village was  handed over to the Health Department of AJK. Handing over ceremony was held on 26 June 2018 at KPCL office which was attended by the District Health Officer Kotali.  Rehabilitation  and improvement work started in March and completed on 31 May 2018. 

26-06-2018

Notice for Contractor for Construction of Rest House at Beor - 720MW HPP

Karot Power Company (Pvt.) Limited (KPCL). is in the process of implementation of Community Investment Plan (CIP) in project area for the social uplift of the community in and around the Karot Project. We need the qualified contractor for construction of one (1) rest house at Beor village Tehsil Kahuta District Rawalpindi.

Eligibility of Qualification Requirements

1. Must be registered with Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC) valid up to 2018

2. Detailed list of similar works completed during the last five (05) years.

3. List of staff with the firm / company.

Scope of work for Contractor

Tentative scope of work is as under;

Construction of one (1) rest house as per given scope
Construction of  Boundary wall around the rest house
Development of Water supply system with water source
Development of power supply system
Development of surface drainage system and under- ground drainage system
Landscaping and beautification of lawns with grass and plants

The interested qualified contractor can submit their company profile at the following address by TCS. The last date for submission is 10 August 2018. KPCL will consider inviting those contractors who submit their company profile for participation in the bidding process.

 

Environment Social & Safety Department

Karot Power Company (Pvt.) Limited

Office at Main Camp (Mehfooz Camp) Karot, tehsil Kahuta, district Rawalpindi.

 

Note: Please feel free to contact for any query or clarification

 

1. Mr. Abdul Hafeez (0316 4889897)

    Email: abdul_hafeez@ctgsail.com

 

2. Mr. Liang Tuo (0346 8591332)

    Email: liang_tuo@ctgsail.com

Note: This notice is neither an agreement nor an offer by the KPCL to the prospective contractors or any other person. The purpose of this notice is to provide information to the interested parties that may be useful to them in the submission of their company profile to this notice.

12-07-2018

Celebration of Spring Festival (Chinese New Year 2018)

Chinese New Year also known as the Spring Festival is an important Chinese festival celebrated at the turn of the traditional lunisolar Chinese calendar. This year, district administration Rawalpindi (Punjab) decided to celebrate the Spring Festival with Chinese Management and Staff at Karot Power Project (Pvt) Limited. A delegation headed by Mr. Talat Mehmood Gondal,  Deputy Commissioner Rawalpindi visited the Karot project on 15 February 2018. Mr. Israr Ahmed Khan Abbsi, Capital Police Officer Rawalpindi and Mr. Ansar Abbas, Assistant Commissioner Tehsil Kahuta and other officers were also accompanied the delegation. The Deputy Commissioner and CPO presented the flowers to Mr. Lu Dongsheng, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Karot Power Company (Pvt) Limited. The delegation also distributed sweet among the Chinese staff. They expressed that we as Pakistani very much thankful to Chinese government and Chinese working in Pakistan as partner in the development of Pakistan. They assured their full cooperation with Chinese Management and security of Chinese staff at Karot Project. They also visited the Karot construction camp and met Chinese staff to wish the Spring Festival. Mr. Lu Dongsheng thanked the DC Rawalpindi and delegation members for the gesture of best wishes.

15-02-2018

Chief Secretary (AJ&K) Visited Karot Hydropower Project

A delegation headed by the Mian Waaheed ud Din, the Chief Secretary (AJ&K) visited the Karot project on 11 July 2018. The Chief Secretary visited the Main camp and project site as well. Mr. Lu Dongsheng the Chief Executive Officer KPCL welcome the honorable guests and KPCL team gave the presentation about project progress and CSR activities for the social uplift of local community. The Chief Secretary appreciated the project progress and KPCL efforts towards the social uplift of the local community through the implementation of Community Investment Plan. Further, he said that KPCL may consult and involve the district administration as well as community to the select of activities for implementation under Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). He also urged to maintain international safety standards. Mr. Lu Dongsheng,the CEO KPCL assured the honorable chief secretary that KPCL is committed to fulfill the obligations towards the social uplift of the local community and to maintain safety standards. Mr. Fayyaz Ali Abbasi, SMBR (AJ&K), Syed Naveed Zafar Gillani, DG PPC (AJ&K), Mr. Muhammad Tayyab, Commissioner Mir Pur Division, Mr. abdul Hameed Kaini, DC Kotli and Raja Tariq Mehmood Khan, AC Sehnsa were also accompanying the Visit.

Financial Close of 720MW Karot Hydro Power Project

The 720MW Karot hydropower project has successfully achieved  financial close one of the biggest milestone on 22nd February 2017.While ceremony of Financial close was held in local hotel in Islamabad ,Pakistan on 8th March ,2017.

RIVER CLOSURE CEREMONY FOR KAROT HYDROPOWER PROJECT

The Karot Hydropower Project is one of the prioritized implementation projects of the CPEC. It is the first large-scale hydropower investment project of the “Belt and Road” initiative. The project, the first hydropower investment project of the CPEC, is also the one of the first projects to be invested by the Silk Road Fund after its establishment. On April 20, 2015, during the visit of the Honorable Chinese President Mr. Xi Jinping to Pakistan, he and Pakistan’s national leaders witnessed the groundbreaking of the Karot Hydropower Project. In December 2016, the construction of the project started. According to the construction plan, the first unit of the Karot Hydropower Project will be put into operation in April 2021.

On Sep 22, 2018, the Karot Hydropower Project successfully achieved the critical milestone of River Closure. The Honorable Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan, Mr. Yao Jing, Executive Vice President of CTG Group Mr. Fanxia Xiaxia, Honorable Federal Minister for Energy Mr. Omar Ayub Khan, Leader of the House in Senate Mr. Shibli Faraz, Chairman CTGI Mr. Wang Yu and other high ranking officials of CTG, CTGI, CSAIL, IFC, Export Import Bank of China, PPIB, CPPA-G, GoAJK and Govt. of Pakistan participated in the ceremony.

Mr. Yao Jing congratulated the Karot Project Team for successful River Closure for the project. He thanked the relevant departments and institutions and the Karot Project Team for their support for the construction of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor. He said that the Karot Hydropower Project is an important project under the CPEC. He was of the view that China and Pakistan are close friends, have always maintained strong communication and mutual coordination, and have reached a series of important consensus on corridor construction. Chinese companies are actively investing in Pakistan and supporting the development of the Pakistani economy. It is hoped that the two countries will continue to work closely together to ensure the smooth construction and operation of the project for the benefit of the people of the country.

Mr. Omar Ayub Khan said that China-Pakistan relations have a long history and the two countries have always had very close cooperation. His grandfather Ayub Khan and China’s older generation of leaders, including Mao Zedong and Zhou Enlai, played a key role in the consolidation of the China-Pakistan friendship. The current government led by Prime Minister Imran Khan fully supports the development of China-Pakistan relations and the construction of the CPEC.

SPRING FESTIVAL 2019 CELEBRATIONS AT KPCL SITE

2019 May brings the happiness and success to KPCL and all its employees New Year brings new hopes and challenges for everyone and we at KPCL believe in facing all the challenges in such a way that they become part of our success.

On Feb 08, 2019, all the staff members at KPCL site office celebrated the spring festival with full zeal and spirit. There were indoor celebrations. The celebrations started at 2:00 hrs with the best wishes to everyone. A big delicious cake was also made for all.

Cake cutting Ceremony 

The celebration started with the indoor activities started including but not limited to grab a chair, guess what, etc. Almost all employees performed like signing cultural songs, magic tricks, riddles and pushups. The participants and winners were presented with the gifts that were appreciated by all.

In the end, all the participants highly appreciated and applauded the efforts of whole Admin. Team and management in making meticulous arrangements for the event and making it a very memorable and successful event for everyone. The Admin. Team also acknowledged the whole team for their whole hearted participation in the event and the management for their support and guidance to make it all possible. 

Happy Chinese New Year and Spring Festival to all.

 

12-02-2019

CPEC KAROT HYDROPOWER DEVOTED TO GREEN DEVELOPMENT OF PAKISTAN

720 MW Karot Hydro Power Project is sponsored by Chine Three Gorges South Asia Investment Ltd (CSAIL). The Export Import Bank of China, China Development Bank, Silk Road Fund and International Funding Corporation are main lenders of this project. The Financing work of Karot Project is also achieved significant achievement. Karot Project has won the Asia Pacific Hydropower Project Best Financing awarded of 2017 by IJ Global in 2018.

 

Karot Project is not only paying the attention to the construction, but also to help promote the living conditions. In 2018, the Kannada Primary School and the Hollar Village Basic Health Center have been successfully completed and handed over to the local government. These two items will promote the education standard and medical situation immensely. Other items mentioned as above are also progressing in an orderly manner. At the same time, approximately 3000 Employment opportunities for local people have been created per year during the construction period. During the five-year construction period, the Karot Hydropower Project will pay a total of US$ 23 million (about Rs. 2.4 billion) in taxes to the Federal Government of Pakistan. In the 30 years of operation, the Pakistani government of Punjab and the Pakistani-controlled Kashmiri region will receive an annual income of Rs 674 million. These projects held out the prospect of increasing energy and employment in a part of the world where 68% people are deprived with basic needs. Moreover, after the completion of Karot Hydropower Project, it can produce 3.206 billion kWh of clean energy per year, reducing the local energy shortage conspicuously. It is also expected to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 3.5 million tons per year, in order to improve the proportion of clean energy and make a positive contribution towards optimization of the energy structure in Pakistan.

13-02-2019

Awareness raising Session on World Environment Day “Air Pollution”

Environment Day is celebrated across the globe on 5th June of every year and is the United Nation's principal vehicle for encouraging awareness and action for the protection of our environment. WED has grown to become a global platform for public outreach, with participation from over 143 countries annually. Each year, WED has a new theme that major corporations, NGOs, communities, governments and celebrities worldwide adopt to advocate environmental causes.

The theme for 2019 was "Air Pollution". The host nation was China.

In KPCL, every year World Environment Day is celeberated. This year also an awareness raising session was organized by Environment, Social and Safety Department. Manager Environment, M.Mansoor Khan presented a brief presentation illustrating the objectives, purpose, theme, facts and figures for this World’s Environment Day-Air Pollution. All staff of KPCL and Employer Engineer participated in the presentation session. A short video regarding the pollution control measures being adopted by Pakistan was also played. The participants were told regarding the impacts of air pollution, sources of generation and mitigation measures with a look into the China’s struggle for combating air pollution.

 

18-06-2019

Training on Use of Fire Hydrants

On Worlds's Enviromental day KPCL arranged a training session for employees for use of tfire hydrants at site office.

Purpose of training was to assess the effectiveness of installed hydrants and to enhance the capacity of staff for emergency response to deal with major outbreak of fire.

KPCL management, staff and Employer Engineer’s staff participated in training session which was delivered by the project firefighting team.Practice to attach sections of hose together as well as to place the nozzle on the end of the second section of hose was carried out by the participants. Once the two sections of hose and nozzle were in place it was indicated by one of the team members to charge the line. The firefighters then open the nozzle and attempted to extinguish fire. Both hydrants and fire engine were used to learn the operation method. In addition, different types of fire and their extinguishing methods were explained and use of fire extinguisher was also taught by the trainer .

                                                                                                                      

 

18-06-2019

Inauguration Ceremony of Government Primary School Channi Awan Kahuta

The inauguration ceremony of the new building of government primary school Channi Awan Kahuta held on 25 June 2019. Karot Power Company is implementing a Community Investment Plan for the social uplift of the local community. The construction of school was the third completed project under this plan.  The ceremony was presided by the Mr. Gohar Zaman Wazir, the Assistant Commissioner Tehsil Kahuta. Mrs. Shahida Parveen Hashmi the District Education Officer (WEE) Education Authority district Rawalpindi was the chief guest. She thanked the KPCL for his cooperation in the construction of new school building at Kahuta and ensured the local community that department will work for the up gradation of the school. She said that such types of activities will make more strengthen the Pak – China Friendship. Senior Manager (Social) KPCL welcomed the participants and briefed the about the project progress and implementation of Community Investment Plan (CIP). He also briefed that KPCL will continue to work in future for the betterment of community around the Karot project. Further he said that Karot Project has provided jobs to more than 3000 Pakistani workers that will bring the prosperity for the people. Students delivered speeches on Pak – China friend ship and presented beautiful tablos. Numbers of officers from education department, KPCL and community members participated in the ceremony. After the ceremony the chief guest inaugurated the new school building and visited the class rooms.

25-06-2019

HANDING OVER CEREMONY OF GOVT PUBLIC SCHOOL CHANNI AWAN KAHUTA

KPCL completed third project i.e. construction of the new building of government primary school at Channii Awan in Kahuta city. The handing over ceremony of the new school building held on 19 June 2019 in the KPCL office at main Karot camp. The ceremony arranged by the Karot Power Company. The project was recommended by the District Education Authority district Rawalpindi and Local Administration tehsil Kahuta due to the dreadful condition of the school building. Madam Shahida Parveen Hashmi the District Education Officer (Female) district Rawalpindi was the chief guest of the event. She thanked the KPCL for his cooperation in the construction of new school building at Kahuta. Mr. Lu Dongsheng the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Karot Power Company welcomed the participants. Mr. Lu said that KPCL is working for the social uplift of communities around the Karot Project and continue to their efforts. Officers from education department, Employer Engineer, EPC contractor and KPCL participated in the ceremony.

workers protection at KHPP against the COVID 19 Pandemic

30-07-2021

Eid Celebrations at Karot Hydropower Project

The Karot Project Management, the TGDC always respects the rights, cultural and religious norms of its workers. On this EID UL AZHA festival TGDC continues its tradition of celebrating the festival to esteem its worker’s sentiments. EID UL AZHA celebrated at Karot Project with the traditional zeal and religious fervor. EID prayers were held under set COVID 19 SOPs to avert threat of fresh spike of the CORONA virus. The day downed with special prayers for the stability and prosperity of the country and early completion of the project. Project management extend  EID GREETINGS to the  workers and announced special Eid Allowance of Rs. 1000/- per day/per worker for the workers at site, in addition to 3 times payment of their per day salary for public holidays will be given to all the workers in their next month salary. A option was also given to the workers who had been completed their 03 months stay at site period that they can go home and can come back at site after the spending their vacations with  families. Upon coming back on site each worker has to follow all the COVID-19 SOPs including assigned quarantine period, PCR and Antibody testing.

All construction sections arranged special food for the workers and distributed fruits and drinks among their workers who choose to stay at site. Half day rest was also given to all the workers at Karot and Azad Patan site on the 1st day of Eid ul Azha. These gestures of goodwill are really appreciated by the entire workforce and they really enjoyed a healthy and nutritious stay at site. 

20-07-2021

Free medical camp of Karot HPP at BHU hollar

Karot Hydro Power Company held a free medical camp for local people of hollar at BHU.

70th Chinese National Day Celebrations

October 1st this year marked 70th Anniversary commemorating the establishment of the People's Republic of China in 1949. This year’s milestone celebration showcased a unified country on the path to a rejuvenation. To give an overview to the readers, this very day is celebrated throughout the country in the remembrance of the revolutionary martyrs, who struggled through decades to get independence and to promote patriotism and national unity. On this day, the people visit national monuments and places of national significance to celebrate National Day and to show respect and pay tribute to those national heroes, who sacrificed their lives to achieve the independence.

 

To highlight the significance of this day, Karot Project construction team celebrated this occasion to reflect that Pakistan-China relations have gone from strength to strength and CPEC is reflection of mutual commitment to this enduring relationship.

The event was conducted in the main camp of Karot HPP, commencing with national anthem of both countries and followed by a flag raising ceremony with full zeal and zest. After the flag raising ceremony, short speeches were made by the management to let the participants know about the importance of this day. Chinese and Pakistani employees from the entire project gathered to be part of the celebrations. Karot management raised the Chinese flag whilst Pakistani flag was raised by contingent of Pakistan Army. Mr. Hou Jiangang, General Manager of TGDC made a remarkable speech and conveyed his wishes for achieving 70th year of independence and wished all the success to the nation. Commanding Officer of Pakistani Army Col. Faisal also extended felicitations and sincere wishes to the government and citizens of People’s Republic of China on their national day. All the participants of the event were presented with China’s national flags.

Through the second half of the day, a special cake cutting ceremony was also held in office and CEO of KPCL Mr. Lu Dongsheng made a speech to wish his homeland with thriving prosperity on the national day. During his speech, he focused on the Pak-China relationship while reiterating that both countries were good neighbors, trusted partners and good friends. He also focused that this project was reflection of our mutual commitment and strong bond and was evident the way Karot Project was moving towards completion. The celebrations concluded with staff extending felicitations and greetings and praying for the progress and prosperity of this great country.

 

01-10-2019

Tender Interest

20-11-2019

A milestone project under CPEC Karot Bridge in AJK goes open to ease traffic, expedite work on Karot power station

At a time China is racing to finish one of the biggest hydropower projects in Pakistan Karot Hydropower Project, opening of Karot Bridge over Jhelum river has brightened the prospects of the project completion before deadline i.e. Dec 28, 2021.
The bridge has been completed in record time and with the joint efforts of the Chinese and Pakistani engineers and workers. According to rough estimate more than 100,000 families and commuters would benefit and have easy access to the Punjab from AJK by using this bridge. The bridge is part of the Karot Power project under the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) the flagship project of Belt & Road Initiative (B&RI) envisioned by President of China Xi Jinping.
According to experts, the project has the potential to uplift millions of people from poverty and backwardness.
Millions of people with diverse nationalities, peculiar linguistic and cultural backgrounds are going to benefit from this huge territorial connectivity and Pakistan located at its centre is destined to turn into logistic and economic hub of the region.
The Karot power project is located on the Jhelum River in Rawalpindi and Azad Jammu & Kashmir. It is the 4th among the 5 Cascade HPPs to be developed along Jhelum River with installed capacity of 720MW. As a single power generation task hydropower complex, the project’s structure layout includes rock fill dam, spillway, powerhouse, diversion tunnels, head race power tunnels, tail race tunnel and etc.

The Karot Bridge is located on the newly constructed Kahuta Kotli Road which is one of the main highways connecting Punjab with AJK. The Bridge will connect Punjab and AJK at Karot/Hollar Village. The total length of the Karot Bridge is 330 meters long and one of the largest bridge constructed in this area within record time. The construction of the bridge started in May 2016 and the bridge was ready for traffic my November 2019.

Site visit of KPCL by Afghan Diplomates

The Foreign Service Academy (FSA) Pakistan organized a workshop for diplomats of Afghanistan, China and Pakistan under the rubric of China-Afghanistan-Pakistan Practical Cooperation Dialogue (CAPPCD). The objectives of this workshop was to enhance diplomatic skills of the participants, to highlight importance of collaboration and cooperation amongst these countries and to showcase Pakistan as an emerging economy and stable democracy as well as its tourism potential.

In this connection, a group of the Diplomats of Afghanistan, China and Pakistan along with the representatives of FSA visited the site of Karot Hydropower Project (the Project) on Oct 23, 2019. During the visit, DCEO CSAIL / CEO KPCL, Mr. Wang Minsheng welcomed the guests and briefed them about the team and the Project. On his invitation, Mr. Rehan Haider, DGM Admin. CSAIL gave a brief presentation about the salient features and progress of the Project as well as its socio-economic benefits for the country in general and the local community in particular. Thereafter, Mr. Aftab Alam of HSE Department KPCL gave a brief training to the participants on HSE related parameters for the site visit for their safe and secure visit. 

Thereafter, the representatives of FSA presented a note of thanks to CSAIL / KPCL management for their facilitation for the site visit and excellent arrangements. After a brief questions and answers session, the leaders of FSA and CSAIL / KPCL Teams exchanged their souvenirs for the occasion and a group photo was taken in front of the KPCL Site Office.

23-10-2019

KPCL won CSAIL safety contest -2019

Safety Contest for celebration and motivation of CSAIL and Project Companies regarding the Safety and Health was conducted on 20th November 2019 at Karot Hydropower Project. The contest was aimed at creating awareness about the Preventing Risks, Removing Hidden Dangers and Curbing accidents, which is Safety Month Goal of CSAIL for Year 2019. CSAIL trusts that safety incentives are essential tools for CSAIL and Project Companies, in promoting workplace safety. Safety Contest can build and maintain employee interest in working safely and act as a motivator for employees to work safer.

2019 Safety Contest Awards were presented in the categories “Gold Category, Silver Category, Bronze Category” along with the winning companies:

Winners at the Program were -KPCL Team for Gold Category, - CSAIL Team , TGW Team, TGDC 5 for Silver Category, KHCL Team, TGDC 1, TGDC 2, TGDC 3 for Bronze Category-

The event was concluded by presenting the participants with souvenirs and awarding shields for their companies of participation in the event. The chief guest of the event Mr. Wang Minsheng (CEO KPCL)  gave prizes and certificates to Mr. Zhao Shuo, Mr. Pan Yu, Mr. Tahir Ali, winner of Gold Prize, whereas other guests distributed the prizes to Silver and Bronze Winners.

19-11-2019

Final Inspection of Government school at kahuta

KPCL constructed a new building of Government Primary School at Channi Awan on request of Education Authority of District Rawalpindi and Tehsil Administration of Kahuta under Community Investment Plan (CIP) for the social uplift of local community. The new school building was completed on 4 May 2019 and handed over to District Education Authority Rawalpindi on 19 Jun 2019.

On 12 Nov 2019, KPCL Engineering and Social team visited the school for final inspection before expiration of defect notification period of the contractor. Deputy Director Education Officer of Kahuta from Education Department of Government of Punjab, Ms. Nayyer Shaheen was also present during the inspection.  She appreciated the generous support provided by Karot Company in the development of a lovely infrastructure for the local community especially for school kids.  She called it a “Model School” for whole government owned school.

Ms. Nayyer Shaheen, Deputy Director Education Officer of Kahuta from Education Department of Government of Punjab, expressing her views and signing the final inspection report

All the school areas were visited and discussions were carried out with the school administration to list down any deficiency. Some minor issues were noticed, for which contractor was directed to improve within a week.

SIGNING OF BIODIVERSITY MANAGEMENT PLAN WITH GOVERNMENT OF PUNJAB

A signing ceremony took place in Director General Fisheries Punjab office in Fisheries Research and Training Institute in Lahore on Monday, 15th June 2020 for the Biodiversity Management Plan (BMP) of 720MW Karot hydropower project.

Signing of the Implementation Agreement for Biodiversity Management Plan (BMP) of 720MW Karot HPP (D.G Fisheries Punjab (Left) and CEO, KPCL (Right))

Consistent with the Biodiversity Management (Action) Plan Framework of CSAIL and International Finance Corporation (IFC) Performance Standard 6 being followed for the Project, preparation of a Biodiversity Management Plan (BMP) was recommended in the ESIA of the Project. The main objectives of the BMP are to further develop the biodiversity mitigation presented in the ESIA, inclusive of determination of environmental flow and hydropeaking management, and to demonstrate ‘No Net Loss’ of biodiversity in natural habitats where feasible, as required by IFC Performance Standards. The BMP was prepared in consultation with the relevant stakeholders including the AJK Wildlife & Fisheries Department and the Forest, Wildlife and Fisheries Department Punjab.

BMP was shared with relevant departments for approval in May 2017. A long process of comments, correspondence, consultations and negotiations took place during this entire period. An Addendum for Punjab to BMP was issued keeping in consideration the requirements of Government of Punjab. At last the approval to BMP and its Addendum was awarded vide letter no. SOF(B&P)5-5/18(P-I) dated 11th  June 2020.

Signing Ceremony at D.G.Office Fisheries Punjab on 15th June 2020

As requirement for implementing the BMP, an Implementation Agreement (IA) needed to be signed with the both governments i.e; Government of Punjab and Government of AJ&K. Draft Implementation Agreement was shared with both governments in April, 2018. A long process of vetting the IA from Law Department Punjab and Cabinet of Government of Punjab was undertaken and ultimately the Implementation Agreement was approved by the Cabinet of Government of Punjab during the 7th Provincial Cabinet Meeting held on 8th February 2019. Secretary, Forest, Wildlife & Fisheries Department authorized Director General Fisheries Punjab to sign the agreement on his behalf vide letter no. SOF(FISH)5-5/18(P-I) dated 15 May 2020.

CEO of Karot Power Company Pvt Ltd. (KPCL) could not attend the signing ceremony of the agreement due to current COVID-19 movement restrictions and hence signed the agreement in his site office. Representative of KPCL, Mr.M.Mansoor Khan, Sr.Manager Environment performed necessary obligations with respect to signing of the Implementation Agreement with Fisheries Department Punjab. Mr.Naeem Akhtar, General Manager Environment & Social, China Three Gorges South Asian Investment Ltd. (CSAIL) assisted the KPCL team and signed as a witness to the Implementation Agreement for BMP.

18-06-2020

SIGNING OF BIODIVERSITY MANAGEMENT PLAN FOR 720MW KAROT HPP WITH GOVERNMENT OF AJ&K

A signing ceremony took place in Secretary, Forest, AKLASC, Wildlife & Fisheries (FAWF) office in Muzaffarabad on Monday, 29th June 2020 for the Biodiversity Management Plan (BMP) of 720MW Karot hydropower project.

Consistent with the Biodiversity Management (Action) Plan Framework of CSAIL and International Finance Corporation (IFC) Performance Standard 6 being followed for the Project, preparation of a Biodiversity Management Plan (BMP) was recommended in the ESIA of the Project. The main objectives of the BMP are to further develop the biodiversity mitigation presented in the ESIA, inclusive of determination of environmental flow and hydropeaking management, and to demonstrate ‘No Net Loss’ of biodiversity in natural habitats where feasible, as required by IFC Performance Standards. The BMP was prepared in consultation with the relevant stakeholders including the AJK Wildlife & Fisheries Department and the Forest, Wildlife and Fisheries Department Punjab.

BMP was shared with relevant departments for approval in May 2017. A long process of comments, correspondence, consultations and negotiations took place during this entire period. At last the approval to BMP was awarded vide letter no. SF/WL&F(37)3505-06/2020 dated 15th January 2020.

As requirement for implementing the BMP, an Implementation Agreement (IA) needed to be signed with the both governments i.e; Government of Punjab and Government of AJ&K. Draft Implementation Agreement was shared with both governments in April, 2018. A long process of meetings/correspondence took place with Environmental Protection Agency and Forest, AKLASC, Wildlife & Fisheries Department for draft Implementation Agreement and then vetting the IA from relevant Law Department Government of AJ&K was undertaken and ultimately the Implementation Agreement was approved by the President of AJ&K through Secretariat, Forest, AKLASC, Wildlife & Fisheries vide notification no.SF/Wildlife/33(17)6353-61/2019.

CEO of Karot Power Company Pvt Ltd. (KPCL) could not attend the signing ceremony of the agreement due to current COVID-19 movement restrictions and hence signed the agreement in his site office. Representative of KPCL, Mr.M.Mansoor Khan, Sr.Manager Environment performed necessary obligations with respect to signing of the Implementation Agreement with Forest, AKLASC, Wildlife & Fisheries Department AJ&K. Mr.Naeem Akhtar, General Manager Environment & Social, China Three Gorges South Asian Investment Ltd. (CSAIL) assisted the KPCL team and signed as a witness to the Implementation Agreement for BMP.

29-06-2020

Labor Statistics and Jobs opportunities

During the fourth quarter of 2019, on an average the Karot project hired around 4500 Pakistani workers. Out of the total Pakistani workers, the 58% were hired from project district i.e. Rawalpindi in Punjab, Kotli and Sudhnoti in AJ&K. This was distributed as 58% from Pakistan and 42% from AJ&K. However, during the month of December 2019, the work force at karot was about 4767 and 57% was from project districts.

Further we are providing the following facilities to the workers at Karot project;

1.Implementation of Minimum Wage and Food Allowance

We ensure the minimum wage of Rs, 17,500/- per month as per notification of government of Pakistan. In addition, every worker working at Karot project is getting food allowance @ Rs.3000/- per month to meet their expenses on food.

2.Accommodation and facilities

TGDC is providing free accommodation to the workers working at Karot project. In accommodation facilities, the fans, air coolers and geysers are installed.

3.Transportation

TGDC is providing transportation pick and drop facility to all workers from workers caps to work sites.

4.First Aid facility

TGDC established two First aid centers at site. The qualified doctors are hired for efficient treatment also TGDC is providing free medicine to all workers. With the collaboration of PESSI team TGDC established a dispensary for workers at Karot project.

5.Free Laundry Service

TGDC is providing laundry service at site by providing washing machines in all labor camps. Every worker can get facilitate from this service. The laundry facility is free of cost for every worker.

Implementation of Community Investment Plan

KPCL has developed a Community Investment Plan (CIP) to ensure the project benefits are shared fully with local communities around the project. The CIP implementation is in progress. Following activates are in progress;

1. Construction of rest house at Beor

The rest house construction at Beor has completed and in the process of handing over to Highway Department Rawalpindi. It was the fourth project  under the CIP to improve the infrastructure in the project area.

2. Construction of New Emergency Block in Tehsil Head Quarter (THQ) Hospital at Kahuta

The Karot Power Company is going to construct a new Emergency Block at THQ Hospital Kahuta to improve the health facilities in the area. KPCL has signed a contract with local contractor and will be provided the FUNDS for this project. KPCL will also supervise the construction work through its consultants.

17-03-2020

workers welfare at karot Project

04-11-2020

LIFTING OF FIRST ROTOR OF KAROT HYDROPOWER STATION

On the morning of May 2, 2021, the first Rotor of Karot Hydropower Station in Pakistan was successfully lifted, achieving another major milestone of the project.

With a total installed capacity of 720 MW, the Karot Hydropower Station, being developed by China Three Gorges Corporation, is a priority project for energy cooperation under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).

Upon completion, the project will provide Pakistan with more than 3.2 billion kWh of clean energy each year, promoting socio-economic development in Pakistan.

02-05-2021

116 CTG PROFESSIONALS GO FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE KAROT HPP FROM CHENGDU TO ISLAMABAD

An Air China chartered plane airlifted a total of 116 Chinese technicians organized by China Three Gorges Corp.(CTG) for Karot hydropower project from Chinese city of Chengdu to Islamabad.This is the second batch of technicians that CTG sent to Pakistan, where the workers are urgently needed by the Karot hydropower project as its construction has entered a key period.Karot hydropower project is one of the priority projects of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor CPEC with a total investment of 1.74 billion U.S. dollars, it will solve the power supply bottleneck in Pakistan and provide sustainable and stable energy support.

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30-08-2020

PRIME MINISTER OF PAKISTAN PRAISES THE PROGRESS OF KAROT HPP

Recently, the Honorable Prime Minister of Pakistan, Mr. Imran Khan and Pakistan’s China-Pakistan Economic Corridor Authority (CPECA)’s Chairman, Mr. Asim Saleem Bajwa shared posts on their personal social media accounts expressing their recognition of the progress and achievements of the construction of the Karot Hydropower Project under the current severe COVID-19 epidemic situation.

Pakistani Prime Minister, Mr. Imran Khan's personal tweet

In their tweets, the two leaders pointed out that the Kalot Hydropower Project is the first hydropower investment project in the "China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC)". So far, 88% of the construction work of the project has been completed, creating about 5,000 direct jobs for the local area. The project is expected to be completed in April 2022.

Personal tweet by Mr. Asim Saleem Bajwa, Chairman CPEC Authority

The Karot Hydropower Project is the largest greenfield hydropower project invested by Three Gorges Group overseas till now, and it is also the first hydropower investment project included in the joint statement of the Chinese and Pakistani governments. In April 2015, the groundbreaking ceremony of the project was held in the presence of the leaders of China and Pakistan.

18-05-2021

KAROT HYDROPOWER PROJECT INSTALLS RUNNER FOR ITS NO. 1 POWER UNIT

The Karot hydropower project in Pakistan, funded by China Three Gorges Corporation (CTG), recently started the installation of the runner for its NO.1 hydraulic generator, signaling that the generator has entered the phase of final assembly.

The runner of No.1 power unit is the first large component that has been installed during the electromechanical installation of the project in 2021.

Built on the Jhelum River, a tributary of the Indus River in northern Pakistan, the power plant will have an installed capacity of 720,000 kilowatts, making it the fifth largest hydroelectric power plant in Pakistan upon completion. It will not only help plug the power gap in the country, but also directly create more than 2,000 jobs

01-04-2021

MEET OUR INTERNATIONAL OUTSTANDING EMPLOYEES

Annually, CTGI promotes the “International Outstanding Employee” award, an initiative that recognizes the professionals who stood out the most in its global operations. This year, there are two professionals of CSAIL, who gained this award, considering their great accomplishments and deliveries achieved during the year 2020. Now let’s get to know more about our “outstanding employee”:

Mr. Faizan Akbar

His input has been vital for the company (KPCL) to achieve a number of significant goals. His hard work and dedication proved valuable in getting the design approvals for relocated public road in the reservoir area. This component included 7 km of Kahuta-Azad Pattan Road, which consisted of 7 individual sections. Five road sections and three small bridges were on the Punjab side and two road sections along with one small bridge were in the Azad Jammu & Kashmir area. In addition to that, there were two large bridges, the Azad Pattan Bridge and a Pedestrian Suspension Bridge over the Jehlum River. The relevant Highway Departments of both Punjab and AJ&K provided NOC to the designs of these bridges.

In addition to that, he has been involved in the implementation of KPCL’s Community Investment Plan (CIP). Under the CIP, the company has carried out multiple projects for the uplift of the local community affected by the Karot Hydropower Project, including a number of Schools, Health Facilities, Roads and Recreational Facilities. He has played an important role in the implementation of these projects, from the initial project development stage to execution and commissioning of these projects. The quality of these projects has been appreciated by both the local community and the relevant government departments.

01-02-2021

KPCL won CSAIL Safety Contest - 2021

Safety Contest 2021 was conducted on 29th June 2021 to motivate and enhance the safety knowledge among the employees of CSAIL and its Project Companies. The safety contest is an on-going campaign of CSAIL to promote safety culture and awareness among the employees to eradicate non-compliances in project activities as well as in our daily lives. The contest was organized by CSAIL Engineering Management (HSE) Department.    

Mr. Zhang Jun, DCEO CSAIL, in his opening speech welcome the contestant teams. He said, “Safety is of vital importance in the overall context of CSAIL business continuity and improved productivity. We believe that saving every life is as important, as achieving a personal or company targets.”

Due to COVID – 19 restrictions, safety contest was organized through Zoom link. Four teams consisting of CSAIL and its project companies Karot, Kohala and TGW participated in the contest. Stage presenters Mr. Qin Wu and Mr. Naeem Akhtar from E&M department initiated the contest by putting the contestants True/False, Multiple Choice questions and Pictures & Videos to identify hazards and their rectifications. 

Winners of the contest were - KPCL Team who stood first followed by TGW team who stood 2nd.  Mr. Yao Fexiong, CEO CSAIL announced the result and congratulated the contestants. In his closing remarks, Mr. Yao highlighted the importance of Safety and emphasized on continuous hard work and safety inspections to check and ensure implementation of safety measures throughout the year.He stressed to conduct thorough inspection to identify hazards and their timely  rectification to ensure safety. He further added that Safety is of vital importance in the overall context of CSAIL business continuity and improved productivity. We value the lives of all employees irrespective of their rank or nationality. We believe in, “Work Happily and Return Home Safely”

29-06-2020

کروٹ ہاہیڈرو پاور پروجیکٹ میں عید کا تہوار

کروٹ ہاہیڈرو پاور پروجیکٹ میں عید الضحی مذہبی جوش و جذبے کے ساتھ منای گی، انتظامیہ کی طرف سے ورکرز میں خصوصی کھانوں اور سپیشل بونس کا انتظام کیا گیا۔

کروٹ پروجیکٹ منیجمنٹ ، ٹی جی ڈی سی ہمیشہ کی طرح اپنے ورکرز کے حقوق ، تقافتی اور مذہنی روایات کا احترام کرتا ہے. اس بار بھی عید الاضحی کے تہوار پر ٹی جی ڈی سی نے اپنے ورکرز کے جذبات کا احترام کرتے ہوۓ مذہبی جوش و خروش سے منانے کی رواہت کو برقرار رکھا۔ کرونا واہرس کے موجودہ نہے خطرے کی وجہ سے عید کی نماز مکمل ایس و پیز کے ساتھ ادا کی گی۔ اور یہ دن ملک کی سلامتی و خوشحالی  اور پروجیکٹ کی جلد تکمیل کی خصوصی دعاوں کے ساتھ گزرا۔ پروجیکٹ منیجمنٹ نے  عید کی خوشی کو مزید دوبالا کرنے کے لیے ہرساہٹ ورکرز کے لیے 1000 روپے پر ڈے کے حساب سے عید الاونس کا اعلان کیا ۔ اور اس کے علاوہ  عید کی تعطیلات کے دنوں کی اداہیگی 3 گناہ کے حساب سے اگلے مہینے کی تنخواہ میں دی جاے گی۔ اور ورکرز کو یہ آپشن بھی دیا گیا کہ جو ورکرز پروجیکٹ میں 3 ماہ مکمل کر چکے ہیں اور چھٹی جا سکتے ہیں  اور عید کی چھٹیاں اپنی فیملی کے ساتھ منانے کے بعد دوبارہ ساہٹ پہ آسکتے ہیں۔ ساہٹ پر واپس آنے کے لیے ورکرز کو COVID-19  کے تمام ایس و پیز کی پہروی کرنا ہو گی جس میں قرنطینہ کا دورانیہ ا، پی سی آر اور اینٹی باڈی ٹیسٹ بھی شامل ہیں ۔                                                                                             

تمام سیکشنز نے ورکرز کے لیے جو مرضی سے ساہٹ پر موجود رہے کے لیے سپیشل کھانے کا اہتمام کیا اور ان بھل اور مشروبات تقسیم کیے۔عید الاضحی کے پہلے روز کروٹ ارو آزاد پتن ساہٹ پر تمام ورکرز کو آدھے دن کی چھٹی دی گی۔ خیر سگالی کے اس جزبے کو تمام ورکرز نے خوب سراہا اور صحتمند اور غذاہیت سے بھر پور قیام کا بھی لطف اٹھایا                      .                                 

22-07-2021

Karot HPP provide all facilities t it's employee

09-09-2021

pak china friendship

31-08-2021

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