Pakistan has enhanced hydropower efficiently with enormous potentials as countries along BRI attach importance to the development of hydropower. This was affirmed in a report released by China Electric Power, an official journal of China, according to Gwadar Pro on Monday. In Sep 2015, 17 sustainable development goals were proposed by the UN.
Afterward, the Paris Agreement and BRI were also widely recognized by the international community. Consequently, there are conditions for international cooperation in hydropower development among BRI countries.
The report state affected by the geographical and climatic factors, the global distribution of hydropower resources is uneven, while Asia region possesses an immense potential. In terms of the distribution of exploitable hydropower, 50% is in Asia, 18% in South America, 14% in North America, 9% in Africa, 8% in Europe and 1% in Oceania.
As per IHA 2020 report, by the end of 2019, the world’s installed hydropower capacity is 1,308 GW, with annual generating capacity of 4,306 TWH. In 2019, 15.6 GW of new installed capacity and 106 TWH of electricity generation were added. Among them, countries along BRI have a prominent performance, with Pakistan and China in Asia, Brazil in South America, Angola, Uganda and Ethiopia in Africa, and Turkey in Europe making the largest contribution.