Strategic/Sectoral Environmental and Social Assessment (SSESA) of Indus Basin


Ministry of Water and Power Government of Pakistan


All Over Pakistan

Approx. value of the services provided by firm under the contract (PKR)

Rs. 34.17112 Million

Start Date

May, 2013

End Date

March, 2014

Scope of the project

The objective of the consultancy is to undertake a comprehensive Strategic Sectoral Environment and Social Assessment (SSESA) of water storage and hydropower development investments/options in Indus Basin. The major tasks include;

  • Examine sectoral policies and institutional framework for consistency with water sector development, in general, and hydropower development, in particular; support for environmental considerations; and enhance the capacity to organize and manage water related environmental and social issues;

  • Enhance sustainable hydropower through improvements in power strategy including consideration of all environmental and social aspects;

  • Identify potential impacts, including cumulative impact, to allow informed and transparent decision-making in the selection of   storage and hydropower investments;

  • Define the best storage and hydropower options to meet the expected energy demand, while taking into account technical,   financial, environmental and social consideration.

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