May 30, 2014

PAKISTAN: Prime Minister Sharif Collaborated With Chinese Companies To Set Up Two Coal-Based Power Plants That Were Inaugurated Today In Sahiwal

The Express Tribune
written by Staff
Friday May 30, 2014

SAHIWAL: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif laid the foundation stone for coal-based power plant projects in Sahiwal on Friday, Express News reported.

Work on the collaborative project between the Punjab government and Chinese companies to set up two coal-based power plants of 660 megawatts each in Sahiwal will begin this month.

“The coal project will generate 1,320MW of electricity and will be completed in 30 months with China’s assistance,” said Nawaz as he addressed Chinese delegates during the inauguration ceremony.

He went on to add that Sahiwal would benefit from the motorway that will be built from Karachi to Lahore and will pass through Faisalabad.

Further, Nawaz said, an additional 21,000MW of electricity will be generated that in the next ten years.

“The government has been working to generate electricity and it is a pity that we have only been producing 13,000MW of electricity when the country has the capacity to produce 23,000MW,” said Nawaz.

The premier was accompanied by Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif and Federal Minister for Water and Power Khawaja Asif.

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