Harpo Hydropower Project receives German grant worth 1.5 million Euro

Germany and Pakistan have signed grant agreements worth Euro 18.5 million. Under these agreements, the Government of Germany will provide support to the Government of Pakistan for health facilities and combating polio in the country, along with services towards mitigating energy issues.

The agreements were signed by Noor Ahmed, secretary, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Sebastian Jacobi, country director, German Development Bank-KfW Pakistan.

Under the grant agreement Euro 1.5 million will be provided to Pakistan for the implementation of accompanying services for the Harpo Hydropower Project in the Gilgit-Baltistan region.

The accompanying services shall comprise assistance to strengthen the power utility i.e. the Gilgit-Baltistan Power Department and accompanying investments in the social infrastructure.

Earlier this year, the Government of Germany, through KfW signed agreements with the Government of Pakistan to provide Euro 27 million for Gharo Substation in the province of Sindh, and Euro six million for the Regional Infrastructure Project in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa.