LAHORE : In what can be termed a significant development towards construction of the 122MW Keyal Khwar Hydropower Project, the German Development Bank - KfW - has issued a No Objection Certificate (NOC) to the Water & Power Development Authority (WAPDA) for award of its civil works contract to a joint venture led by a Chinese firm Sinohydro. Keyal Khwar Hydropower Project is located on a right tributary of Indus River, about 310 kilometer from Islamabad in Dasu district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province.

The project is scheduled to be completed in four years. On completion, it will provide 426 million units of low-cost hydel electricity to the national grid.