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Pakistan

PPP Framework

Agencies

The Government structured a PPP program that includes the establishment of a PPP Task Force as well as the Infrastructure Project Development Facility which provides "hands-on" technical assistance to implementing agencies at all tiers of government.

Laws and policies

PPP Procurement Benchmarking

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PPP Projects in Infrastructure

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Project Name Sector Financial Closure Year Investment ($US Million)
China Power Hub Generation Company Electricity 2017 $1,940.00
Thar Block-I Coal-Fired Power Plant Electricity 2020 $1,912.00
Suki Kinari Hydropower Plant Electricity 2017 $1,888.20
Karot Hydropower Plant Electricity 2017 $1,700.00
Matiari-Lahore Transmission Line Electricity 2019 $1,658.00
Hub Power Company Electricity 1994 $1,632.00
Karachi Electric Supply Company Electricity 2005 $1,301.80
Pakistan Deep Water Container Ports 2010 $1,200.00
Engro Thar Coal-Fired Power Plant Phase 1 Electricity 2016 $1,108.00
Lucky Electric Coal Power Electricity 2018 $1,080.00
Project Name Sector Financial Closure Year Investment ($US Million)
Rakh Chaubara Solar PV Plant Electricity 2021 $150.00
Sukkur solar plant Electricity 2021 $100.00
Thar Block-I Coal-Fired Power Plant Electricity 2020 $1,912.00
Gwadar solar PV Plant Electricity 2020 $39.75
Matiari-Lahore Transmission Line Electricity 2019 $1,658.00
Thar Block-II Thar Energy Coal-Fired Plant Electricity 2019 $520.00
Pakistan Deep Water Container Port Phase II Ports 2019 $240.00
Metro Wind Thatta District Onshore Wind Farm Electricity 2019 $75.93
Indus Wind Energy Farm Electricity 2019 $64.00
Nasda Green Energy Jhimpir Wind Farm Electricity 2019 $63.91
Project Name Sector Financial Closure Year Investment ($US Million)
China Power Hub Generation Company Electricity 2017 $1,940.00
Thar Block-I Coal-Fired Power Plant Electricity 2020 $1,912.00
Suki Kinari Hydropower Plant Electricity 2017 $1,888.20
Karot Hydropower Plant Electricity 2017 $1,700.00
Matiari-Lahore Transmission Line Electricity 2019 $1,658.00
Hub Power Company Electricity 1994 $1,632.00
Karachi Electric Supply Company Electricity 2005 $1,301.80
Pakistan Deep Water Container Ports 2010 $1,200.00
Engro Thar Coal-Fired Power Plant Phase 1 Electricity 2016 $1,108.00
Lucky Electric Coal Power Electricity 2018 $1,080.00
Project Name Sector Financial Closure Year Investment ($US Million)
Rakh Chaubara Solar PV Plant Electricity 2021 $150.00
Sukkur solar plant Electricity 2021 $100.00
Thar Block-I Coal-Fired Power Plant Electricity 2020 $1,912.00
Gwadar solar PV Plant Electricity 2020 $39.75
Matiari-Lahore Transmission Line Electricity 2019 $1,658.00
Thar Block-II Thar Energy Coal-Fired Plant Electricity 2019 $520.00
Pakistan Deep Water Container Port Phase II Ports 2019 $240.00
Metro Wind Thatta District Onshore Wind Farm Electricity 2019 $75.93
Indus Wind Energy Farm Electricity 2019 $64.00
Nasda Green Energy Jhimpir Wind Farm Electricity 2019 $63.91

Infrastructure Indicators

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GCI Infrastructure Score

The Global Competitiveness Index (GCI)  is published in the Global Competitiveness Report and assesses the competitiveness landscape of 140 economies. The GCI Infrastructure Score is a component of the overall index and covers transport, electricity and telephony infrastructure. 

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3/100

GCI Score as of 2019
GCI Infrastructure Score 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100

Resources

    • 2018
    • Government of Sindh

    Public Private Partnership Guide & Toolkit for Sindh, Pakistan

    PPP Guide & Toolkit appears to address PPPs in education sector in Sindh. It not only introduces the readers to the overall concept of PPPs, but walks them through various steps from conceiving a project, getting it approved, and finally procuring and implementing the same. The PPP Guide & Toolkit should not only serve as a very essential reference for the PPP Node of School Education & Literacy Department in particular, but should also significantly help all potential parties seeking to embark on PPP journey in any social sector in Sindh. 

    • 2015
    • Asian Development Bank (ADB)

    Public Private Partnerships in Pakistan

    Publication featuring part of the Country Partnership Strategy of the ADB: Pakistan, 2015–2019.

    • 2007
    • Government of Pakistan

    Project Preparation and Feasibility Guidelines for PPP Projects in Pakistan

    Project feasibility guidelines set out a simple methodology by which implementing agencies/institutions will be able to: Carry out an initial exclusionary screening of projects to select projects suitable for development as PPPs; carry out a preliminary feasibility study to further develop the project concept and verify its potential viability before a full feasibility study is undertaken; complete a feasibility study that ensures that a decision to proceed with the project as a PPP is based on awareness of costs, risks, and value for money; conduct a risk appraisal methodology; devise a basic flow diagram including combining project and social safeguards appraisal methodologies; carry out a necessary due diligence process.

    • 2008
    • PPIAF

    Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) for Pakistan

    This is a standard form of Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) for wind power generation facility in Pakistan adapted from PPA for fossil fuel power plants.

    • 2005
    • Julia M. Fraser
    • World Bank Group (WBG)

    Lessons from the Independent Private Power Experience in Pakistan

    The discussion paper reviews the IPP program and concludes with several lessons learned. Se tting a bulk tariff ceiling allowed Pakistan to alleviate its power shortage through private generation in record time; however, too much power was contracted with little regard for least cost expansion. Private investment in generation should be aligned with the country's sector reforms and also social, economic, political and institutional governance. In addition, solicitation of IPPs should be on a competitive basis and staggered over a few years so that changes in international investors' assessment of country and contract risks could lead to declining bid prices. Finally, while the risk of renegotiation can be minimized by competitive bidding...

Date last reviewed: January 31, 2017

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