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

Project 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 62,000 acres comprising of five districts is recommended for commercial forestry).


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

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.

Current Status

43 Sites are awarded to successful bidders


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