An Analysis of Hydropower Project through Hall-Tri Dimension

  • Dr. Tamoor Azam Department of Management Sciences and Engineering, School of Management and Economics, Kunming University of Sciences and Technology, Yunnan, China
  • Sadia Nelofer PhD Scholar, School of Research and Development, Department of Economics, Yunnan University, Kunming, China
  • Saqib Yaqoob Malik College of Economics & Management, Northeast Forestry University, Harbin 150040, China
Keywords: China, Diamar Basha Dam, Gilgit Baltistan, Hydropower project, India, Kashmir Conflict, Pakistan...


Construction delays are a common phenomenon in the history of hydropower projects in the world generally and in Pakistan particularly. This research presents the case study of Diamar Basha Dam, one of the most delayed hydropower projects with a checkered history in Pakistan. Feasibility studies of Diamar Basha Dam have been carried out over the last 26 years and there seem to be no signs of its construction to date because of financial issues and territorial disputes with neighbors. It has also given a bird's eye view of unfathomable political conditions of the Kashmir dispute after the British colonization that gave rise to a new political identity to Gilgit Baltistan. The peaceful and fair solution to this political quagmire has been presented in this paper by employing Hall’s Tri-Dimension Model. If all three nuclear powers agreed on the given solution then this could ultimately lead to a healthier economic future of the entire region and could play a pivotal role in changing the face of South Asia because a country can make significant economic progress by harnessing adequately its water resources. The progressive economic future of the country largely hinges on hydropower plants because their advantages outweigh their disadvantages.