Afforestation Projects in South Punjab under Public Private Partnership (PPP) Mode

Introduction

These forest sites are located in Bahawalpur, Dera Ghazi Khan, Rajanpur, Rahim Yar Khan, Muzaffargarh and Bahawalnagar districts after the technical and legal due diligence, an area of 35,918 acres has been excluded from this assignment which includes Bahawalnagar district as well. The remaining area of 99,077 acres comprising of five districts is recommended for commercial forestry).

Salient Features

For Afforestation

  • Shisham
  • Kikar
  • Eucalyptus
  • Sesbania Eculeata
  • Simal
  • Ubhan or Obhan
  • Sohanjna
  • Neem
  • White and Black Siris
  • Toot
  • Bamboo Spp

For Range Management

  • Frash
  • Jand
  • Shrubs
  • Beri
  • Grasses such as Dhaman grass, Kerara and gorkha grass etc.
  • Old Man Saltbush
  • Lana

Role of Government Agency

Provide the land free from all encumbrances.

Role of Private Party

Undertake forest-related activities related to the Project. In case a Successful Bidder is a consortium, the entire shareholding of the SPV should be held by the consortium members. Responsible for the development of the Project.

Location 38 Forest sites locating in 05 districts of South Punjab i.e.  Rajanpur, DG Khan, Muzaffargarh, Bahawalpur and Rahim Yar Khan
Proposal Type

Solicited with BOT

Estimated Cost PKR 74,000 million
Concession Period 15 Years
Concerned/Sponsoring Agency

Forest Wildlife and Fisheries Department

Current Status 42 sites are awarded to successfull bidders